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Gratitude Journaling: The Habit That Reduces Caregiver Stress

November 08, 2022 Cathy VandenHeuvel Episode 134
Gratitude Journaling: The Habit That Reduces Caregiver Stress
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The Caregiver Cup Podcast
Gratitude Journaling: The Habit That Reduces Caregiver Stress
Nov 08, 2022 Episode 134
Cathy VandenHeuvel

 Do you want to hear the ONE habit I started one month into my caregiving journey that has made a huge difference in my caregiver stress and mindset.  I truly believe I am able to cope with challenges and struggles better. No matter how hard things are, I have trained my brain and can shift my mindset.    In this episode, I’m sharing my personal daily habit I do each day.  It’s simple and impactful. 

After a month of worry,  sleepless nights,  negative thoughts and feeling depressed,  I made the decision to take control of my thoughts.     

The practice was pretty easy….  Each day write down 5 things you are grateful for.  

  • When - determine time of day
  • Where - find a quiet space
  • Writing it down 
  • Results will come but with commitment, persistence and patience

Incorporating the Journaling gratitude habit has helped my caregiver stress and mindset.   It takes 5 minutes each day and has an amazing impact on my mood, outlook and day-to-day stress levels. 

The second thing I did was reach out to a caregiver community.  It was so valuable to speak with other caregivers who are going through similar experiences, stressors and challenges.   That’s why I created The Caregiver Cup Circle.   

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 Do you want to hear the ONE habit I started one month into my caregiving journey that has made a huge difference in my caregiver stress and mindset.  I truly believe I am able to cope with challenges and struggles better. No matter how hard things are, I have trained my brain and can shift my mindset.    In this episode, I’m sharing my personal daily habit I do each day.  It’s simple and impactful. 

After a month of worry,  sleepless nights,  negative thoughts and feeling depressed,  I made the decision to take control of my thoughts.     

The practice was pretty easy….  Each day write down 5 things you are grateful for.  

  • When - determine time of day
  • Where - find a quiet space
  • Writing it down 
  • Results will come but with commitment, persistence and patience

Incorporating the Journaling gratitude habit has helped my caregiver stress and mindset.   It takes 5 minutes each day and has an amazing impact on my mood, outlook and day-to-day stress levels. 

The second thing I did was reach out to a caregiver community.  It was so valuable to speak with other caregivers who are going through similar experiences, stressors and challenges.   That’s why I created The Caregiver Cup Circle.   

Send us a Text Message.

Support the Show.

Thank you for listening. If you know of another caregiver who could benefit from this podcast, please copy and share this episode.

Follow me by clicking on the links below: