It happens all the time. CHANGE.
First, gather your forces, facilitators, helpers. These may include family, friends, home health aides, medical team, and your community. With their support, you will construct your capacity and cultivate your confidence.
Next, be audacious, courageous, stepping out of your comfort zone. Katharine Hepburn believed “If you obey all of the rules, you miss all of the fun.” Review the rules and then look for ways to break them! Did I write that? Yes. You know what you need, define your boundaries, determine your challenges, and be ambitious in finding solutions that work for you and your care receiver.
Last, make things better by building new pathways and/or dismantling methods that no long apply. “The only constant in life is change,” according to Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher. All things pass, nothing stays the same, but maybe there is the fear of change. Change can be scary.
So, think of change this way: without change there is no growth and no progress. Heed the words of Benjamin Franklin:
“When you are finished changing, you are finished”.