Self-Care for Care Providers
First, a question. What is the definition of an Athlete? An Athlete is a person who uses their body at a much higher intensity than the average person to accomplish their goals. Jonathan believes that you, a Care Provider, are an Emotional Athlete. To do your job well, you use your emotions at a much higher level that the average person to accomplish your goal of providing great care. It sounds simple, yes?
A physical athlete treats their body in a very careful way, especially with nutrition. They need the right kind of food and the right amount of calories. As a Care Provider, how is your Emotional Nutrition? Are you getting enough of the right kind of emotional recharge? Jonathan learned that sitting on the couch and watching TV is not going to let you come back to your job with the energy and optimism that you need.
When you experience “Self-Care for Care Providers” you will learn proven and powerful Positive Psychology Techniques like the Gratitude Letter, the Three Blessing Exercise and more. These new skills will help you remember why you wanted to be a Care Provider in the first place. Jonathan even has a method to get you excited about exercise! (We need to take care of our bodies and minds).
You care for others. It’s your turn to let Jonathan care for you.