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EFC: How to Manage Caregiver Guilt with Tandy Elisala

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Empowered Family Caregiver -EFC  Episode 4:  How to Manage Caregiver Guilt with Tandy Elisala 

In this episode, we are talking about why caregiver guilt happens, the three ways guilt creeps into our lives and 7 tips to manage the guilt gremlins so you can have more peace. 

WHY guilt happens? Guilt happens when we start 'should'ing on ourselves. When we have feelings we don't think we should have. There are 4 ways guilt happens:  Resentment, caree health changes, childhood/rearing issues, caregiver health changes

3 WAYS guilt manifests: 

1. Asking questions

2. Doubting your decisions

3. Doubting your feelings

7 Tips to Manage Guilt When It Creeps Up: 

1. Acknowledge 

2. Change expectations

3. Ask for help

4. Self compassion

5. Self care

6. Embrace 

7. Recognize/accept 

BONUS TIP: How to balance the balls that matter. This analogy will help you think differently about boundaries and guilt. 

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