[ December 30, 2015 ]
Looking after ageing and close family can be demanding in many ways. When life gets tough, plans go awry and nothing is going as you intended, it is easy and natural to feel frustrated and angry, and much more difficult to stay positive.
Keeping a healthy and positive mindset is a challenge, especially when faced with the extra responsibilities that come with caring for a loved one, and you can end up feeling helpless. Fortunately, there here are strategies which can help reduce bad and ill thought out decisions which may purely be a reaction rather than making a positive, conscious choice.
Fresh air and exercise when under pressure can take some of the pressure off, channelling your frustration physically rather than emotionally. It gives a chance for time out, taking one away from what may be a difficult situation to being in a place where you can think more rationally, and giving yourself a little time to put things into perspective.
If possible take a walk in the countryside and take time to enjoy nature, the sound of the sea, the wind in the trees, or merely admire the flowers in the park. Altering focus for even a short while can be very refreshing and help you see things in a different way.