10 Things Steve Jobs Can Teach Us About caregiver role strain
- December 08, 2021
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This is a very common question I get asked about my work. I am currently working as a caregiver for a senior. I work with these women who can’t talk, eat, or move without assistance. However, I am always so very aware of how much my job and my caregiving responsibilities are taking over. This is part of my job and my family’s work.
Another common question is: “Is your job stressful?” I answer that with: “No it isn’t.” It’s not. I work as a caregiver because my family needs the income. It never goes on my mind that I have to take care of this woman and her family.
It is no secret that being a caregiver can make you stressed out. Not only is it necessary, but it also can cause stress. The way it can be stressful is if you find that you’re in an environment where everyone is constantly watching you and checking for signs that you are about to break.
This is a very common scenario that happens when you are a caregiver. Just like in a hospital, it is hard to focus on your job or yourself because you can’t help but notice everyone else around you. When you are a caregiver, you’re probably constantly being checked on for signs that you are about to break. Because of this, it is very easy to feel like you’re constantly under a microscope.
I think this is one of those things that is really universal. The idea of that being an invisible force that is constantly pulling us apart is the same one that drives the caregiver in many movies. It can be anything from feeling like you’re always being watched, to feeling like you might be on the verge of something, to feeling like you might be about to explode. I think it’s similar to a lot of other anxiety disorders.
I’ve been talking to a lot of people about this, and they all have different stories. But I’ve always felt like that’s the only way that we can ever really know what’s going on. We don’t have a way of talking about it, and there’s no way to really know if this is true, or not.
There are a lot of things that make it more likely that you will suffer from caregiver role strain. And I think we can all agree that most of these are the most likely culprits. As we all know, these are the times where if I am the caregiver for my family, I am always at risk of feeling like I have no idea what is going on.
Sure, it’s not possible to know if you’re at risk for caregiver role strain, but it is definitely a possibility. And if we’re honest, most of the time (or at least what passes for “most of the time” in our social circles) the answer is no. And that’s okay.
But if you do find yourself at risk, I can assure you that there are numerous resources available to find out if its you or your family that is at risk. From the many websites that cater to caregivers, to the myriad of books and articles that are available, to the many forums and online communities, there are lots of places for you to feel comfortable.
I know you’re probably thinking, “What’s with the caregivers? Aren’t they supposed to do the work?” But if you want to take the edge off, that’s totally fine. I know we’ve all heard the stories of how some families who stay at home are at risk because they need to care for their aging loved ones. The reality is, there are many resources for those who need caregiving.