Caregiving is a tough job. So, sometimes you need a little extra inspiration. If you’re having one of those days, here are five motivation quotes for home health aides.
“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.”
~ Emory Austin
Emory Austin is an internationally sought-after expert and speaker who is “fascinated by how people think.” Austin advises you to take control of your attitude even when you’re experiencing a down-in-the-dumps day. Singing anyway will improve your mood as well as the spirits of those around you.
“It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.”
~ Mother Teresa
As a home health aide, you’re a busy professional, and time management can be a challenge. Often, it’s humanly impossible to do everything you hoped to do for your patients. Mother Teresa, one of the 20th Century’s greatest humanitarians, understood these limitations. Thus, she correctly prioritizes compassion over perfection.
“The disease might hide the person underneath, but there’s still a person in there who needs your love and attention.”
~ Jamie Calandriello
This quote, attributed to Jamie Calandriello, has appeared on various social media feeds. Especially when you’re caring for patients with debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer’s, it’s difficult to remember the person underneath. Telling yourself this individual used to be a son/daughter, father/mother, friend/cousin will encourage you to be more understanding.
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
~ Dalai Lama
Helping others through trying times is one of the most meaningful human gifts. However, as the 14th Dalai Lama and spiritual leader of Tibet points out, compassion doesn’t only benefit others. Compassion also profoundly impacts the well-being of those who give it.
“Doctors diagnose, nurses heal, and caregivers make sense of it all.”
~ Brett H. Lewis
In a healthcare setting, it may feel as though doctors and nurses receive most of the credit. Nevertheless, caregivers and home health aides are a vital part of the process. Author of Family Caregiving: A Step-By-Step Guide to Successful Caregiving, Brett H. Lewis praises caregivers as the backbone of the system.
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