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How To Bring All Your Caregiver Rituals Together

Jun 30, 2021

Originally, this was going to be a three-part series about how rituals can help caregivers keep their sanity and achieve balanced success. But I thought I’d tie it all together in this fourth bonus post. (If you haven’t read any of the series, you can start with Part 1 here.)

And I do mean bonus. Keep reading – I have a couple of little bonuses for you below!

Have You Chosen Your Caregiver Rituals?

But first – how have your rituals been going so far? Are you finding them helpful? Or are you having some trouble getting into the swing of them?

If you’ve hit some speed bumps, you’re not alone! Rituals can be extremely helpful, but they can take a lot of energy in the beginning – energy we may not always feel we have. That’s part of the reason I wanted to add this fourth post in the series, because I have a way for you to overcome that...

In Part 1, we talked about how rituals are different than habits. However, there is some overlap....

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6 Evening Rituals to Help Caregivers Wind Down from Their Day

Jun 21, 2021

Part 3 of 3: How Rituals Can Save Your Sanity and Make You a Better Caregiver

In Part 1 of this series, we reviewed the difference between rituals, routines, and habits. (If you haven’t read Part 1 – “What is a Ritual – and How Can It Help Caregivers?”, start there!) Then, in Part 2 of this series, we talked about the 5 Morning Rituals that Can Help Caregivers Face the Day.

Mindfulness can help caregivers clear their mind as part of their evening ritual to wind down.Daily rituals involve mindfulness, which can help us “get in the zone” as caregivers. Being a caregiver is difficult and stressful. Rituals help us process that stress and the emotions behind it, and allow us to compartmentalize our lives to a certain extent. Mindfulness in particular is also one of the five steps in the MOVE Method, an approach I developed to help reduce caregiver compassion fatigue. The goal of all these techniques is to help you thrive, not just survive, so you can achieve Balanced Success!

I fully believe that how you end your day is just as important...

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5 Morning Rituals That Can Help Caregivers Face the Day

Jun 02, 2021

Part 2 of 3: How Rituals Can Save Your Sanity and Make You a Better Caregiver

In Part 1 of this series, we reviewed the difference between rituals, routines, and habits. (If you haven’t read Part 1 – “What is a Ritual – and How Can It Help Caregivers?”, you should read it first!) The main difference is that rituals involve mindfulness, allowing us to be in the moment and reflect on where we are, mind, body, and soul. This is also one of the five steps in the MOVE Method, an approach I developed to help reduce caregiver compassion fatigue.

In this post, we’ll explore how morning rituals can help you centre yourself so you can face the day and reach Balanced Success.

Attitude is everything, as they say. Although that’s too simplistic to be entirely true, getting yourself into the right mindset is important. Not only will it make you a better caregiver, it will help you be a calmer person – you don’t want to be so on edge that you...

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