As New Year starts, we twitch making a long list of new resolutions. For most of us the New Year’s resolutions involve improving your financial status, health or happiness. Also you get a ton of free advice about what should be on your list of New Year’s resolutions ranging from the obvious to the impossible.
Beyond those basics and obvious, what should you do differently as a caregiver? One key to achieving your resolutions is picking specific, realistically achievable and measurable goals.
When you pick a resolution that’s too big and broad, it’s hard to clearly define what you want to accomplish, which can make it that much harder to reach your goal. Thus, set mini and attainable goals then gradually move towards bigger one which require high will-power and self-esteem.
As a caregiver, you might spend anything from one month to 20 years or even more with a client, depending on the length of time you are needed and the situation of your client. In this blog, we have mentioned top 5 New Year resolutions for caregivers in 2018 to serve in a better way for your clients.
1st Be Humble with everyone
As a caregiver, your role does not include being the manager or a boss. They expect to give orders and be listened to; a caregiver, on the other hand, should listen to and be led by the needs of their clients. The key to succeeding in your role is humility. With a humble manner and attitude, you have set yourself up for success in your industry.
2nd Positive Attitude
You have been hired as a caregiver because your client faces many challenges and unable to manage their day to day activities effectively. There is a possibility that their behavior may not be welcoming toward you. However, your role is to show a positive attitude, empathy and good understanding. This is beneficial to you in your role to create a favorable working environment.
3rd Proactive with prioritizing
Your proactive and prioritizing role as caregiver is crucial, as your client has very special needs which may require more time than the average person. When you prioritize the client’s major work, you are far more likely to pay close attention to one thing at a time. Your proactive and prioritizing behavior make things very easier not only for your clients but at the same time it better for yourself also to prevent you from losing your patience or becoming frustrated.
4th Enrich your skills
Understanding the client’s physical or emotional need, likes, dislikes and deliver it successfully, only possible when you enhance your skills. Whatever goes on in your client’s life? What they expect from you? How you accomplish it efficiently? To comprehend this, you need lot of efforts and patience. Start by doing your best to discover from them or their families what makes your client happy. In doing so, you put yourself on a good path to excelling in your role and gaining job satisfaction.
5th Show Gratitude
Gratitude is a worthwhile daily practice. The words “thank you” are so simple to say and can have such a huge impact on your clients. There is no better time than now to tell your clients that you’re grateful for them. Especially at times when you get a day off to enjoy your occasion and you get the bonus for your good work. Thankful to your clients and showing gratitude matters a lot and made a huge difference.