Caregivers often put themselves last on their to-do list. It is essential to pay attention to your emotional, physical and mental health if you or your loved one has caregiving responsibilities. As a caregiver, taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do to improve your well-being and your ability to carry out your day-to-day responsibilities.
Being a family caregiver is a challenging but rewarding duty that others may not fully understand. Although caregivers enjoy their jobs, they can sometimes be lonely. And these motivational quitting quotes elegantly address both the ups and downs of this quitting dynamic. Here are 10 of our favorite inspirational quotes for caregivers to get you started on the path to self-care.
BEST INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FOR CAREGIVERS
- “No matter what problem you are facing right now, know that it will not stay forever. It’s done. During this time, do the best you can with what you have and seek help if needed. Most importantly, never give up. Put things into perspective. To take care, find ways to replenish your energy, strengthen your faith, and strengthen yourself from within.” – Les Brown
- “The day when the roles are reversed is someone else’s. This is a clumsy dance of love and responsibility, not willing to cross the boundaries of respect. It is to honor this man who gave your life – not to mention literally gave your life – and take his fragile body into your hands, like a newborn, taking care of all his needs”. ― Lisa Goich-Andreadis
- “There are only four types of people in the world. Those who were guardians. Those who are currently the caregivers. Those who will be guardians and those who will need a guardian”. — Rosalyn Carter
- “When we really take care of ourselves, it becomes possible to take care of other people much more. The more alert and sensitive we are to our own needs, the more loving and generous we can be to others.” – Eda Leshan
- “It doesn’t matter what you’ve done for yourself or humanity, if you can’t look back after giving love and attention to your family, what have you accomplished?” ― Lee Iacocca
- “Offering care means being a companion, not a boss. It doesn’t matter if the person we care for has cancer, the flu, dementia, or grief. If you are a doctor or surgeon, your experience and knowledge comes from a higher position. But when our role is to provide medical care, we must be on an equal footing.” ― Judy Cornish
- “Caring for our seniors is perhaps the biggest responsibility we have. Those who have come before us have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy.” — Sen. John Hoeven
- “Affirmations are our mental vitamins, giving us the extra positive thoughts we need to balance out the barrage of negative events and thoughts we experience on a daily basis.” — Tia Walker
- “In life, one can neither be too kind nor too fair; everyone you meet carries a heavy load. When you spend your day expressing kindness and courtesy to everyone you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer and help ease the burden everyone is struggling with.” — Brian Tracy
- “Even though the days are busy and the workload is ever-increasing, there are still special moments when someone says or does something and you know you’ve made a difference in someone’s life.” — Diane McKenty
The inspirational quotes listed above will give you a ray of light in the darkness and help you return to your center of balance. While caring for the elderly is one of the toughest challenges you’ll ever have, it’s also one of the most rewarding. The only way to get the reward is to go through the trials, so always keep the “why” and motives in mind to get them at hand. Then you can continue to provide the best possible care for your loved ones while giving yourself the attention you deserve!