You know those nagging feelings that tug at your soul and tell you that you should do something like— visit mom more often? That’s caregiver guilt. You are not alone.
Most caregivers relate to feelings of guilt, resentment and being overwhelmed. Caregiving is rewarding, yet still feels like you’re holding up a boulder when trying to live up to your own expectations and those of others.
Learning ways to manage caregiver guilt can make you feel like a load has been lifted off your shoulders. The better you feel, the better care you will be able to give to your loved one.
Guilt can be a positive or negative emotional experience
On the positive side, a little guilt can motivate you to have healthy social connections. “I forgot dad’s birthday. I need to call him today,” is a good use of guilt.
An article in Harvard Business Review shows that people in the workforce who are guilt-prone tend to get higher performance ratings and are viewed as better leaders.
Too much time and energy focused on guilt can have negative
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