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Bringing someone new into your home can be difficult for you and your loved one to adapt to. Here are 10 ways to bounce back and adjust to having a caregiver in your household. When it comes to changes, it's all about moving forward.

  1. Make connections

Find a social support group or organization to join. Having that extra support system is always good during a time where a lot of changes are going on in your life. Accepting the help and support from others is a great way to build resilience.

  1. Avoid viewing problems as impossible

There will be times in your life when things can get stressful. It's the way that you deal with the stress that matters. You have to understand that this may be a rough patch right now but it will soon pass. Remember the little things that you enjoy that will put you at ease during this time.

  1. Accept changes as a part of life

Some things cannot be undone, you have to accept change. Focus on circumstances you can change.

  1. Move toward your goals

Having goals in your life is a good way to keep moving forward. Plan realistic goals to meet and do them regularly. Having small accomplishments here and there is one step closer to the big picture.

  1. Take clear actions

It's always good to face the big problems head on rather than throwing them under the rug. Be proactive with a positive attitude.

  1. Look for opportunities for self-discovery

With these changes happening in your life, this could be an opportunity to learn something new about yourself or discover new opportunities to take on. During this time, keeping yourself busy will ease the transition and lighten the situation.

  1. Nurture a positive view of yourself

Never doubt yourself! Have a positive view on life and yourself, you can do anything you put your mind to. Keeping an optimistic attitude will help you solve problems and help you cope with changes.

  1. Keep things in perspective

Once you have a caregiver in your home, look at the big picture of the situation. It will be more beneficial in the long run for you and your loved one.

  1. Maintain a hopeful outlook

Bringing an optimistic atmosphere into your home will have its rewards. Visualize what you want to happen while you have a caregiver rather than your fears of taking that big step.

  1. Take care of yourself

It's crucial to live a healthy life, both mentally and physically. Don't let the stress of change get to you. Participating in hobbies you enjoy, socializing, and relaxing are key ingredients to build resilience to change.

Use these tools to live a happy, healthy life.

Posted on 07/18/2015 in In-Home Care

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