Recently, my Pastor spoke on the importance of being discipline and consistency. It is very important to apply the two in your daily activities. When we are consistent about something, we will always be steadfast no matter what. The more consistent we are, the more disciplined we become. Discipline improves skills or training. Whether it is exercising or studying to become something better. Being a good Caregiver takes both discipline and consistency. The more consistent and discipline we are with taking care of ourselves, the better we will be for the person we are caring for. It takes both to stay organized, and to keep our priorities in order. When you are taking care of someone, you not only have to keep your personal business in tact, you have to keep the person you are caring for personal business in tact as well. For example, doctor appointments, banking records, shopping etc..just to name a few. If you get off track then it can affect you in many ways.
You may be wondering, how do you start?! Set goals for the day as well as for the week, for you and the person you are caring for. Plan accordingly to the goals. Make sure you allow enough time to meet the goals. And, if by chance you do not get everything done that was planned for the day. Move it to another day. It takes time to become consistent and disciplined, but getting started will bring you closer to accomplishing it. Take baby steps and do not allow yourself to become frustrated. You should know, it will get better!