Having worked in Health and Social Care settings for many years, I know from first-hand experience what is involved in caring for vulnerable people. In these settings, there is usually a support system for the worker. There is someone to talk to, someone to laugh with, or a shoulder to cry on. In the UK, there are a vast number of unspecified carers who care for loved ones at home, but who is there for them to talk to, laugh with, or have a shoulder to cry on. These carers will face many emotional challenges whilst caring for their loved ones; this could lead to social isolation. Whilst this is a valuable and rewarding job, it can be tough and challenging for many reasons. It is all too easy to forget about your own well-being and health that includes both mental and physical issues, as taking care of ones-self isn’t a luxury but a necessity. If you feel you’re not coping, maybe try some of these: - Get help from family and friends; Eat well – a poor diet effects both physical and mental health; Exercise well – exercise releases happy hormones. You will benefit from a 30 min walk; Schedule some time for yourself; Try to get enough of sleep; See your GP – they will monitor your physical and mental health they may advise you to see a Counsellor.
When the burden becomes too great, there are counselling services to help.
A different way to communicate!
Emojis are quite a rage today given their subtle cool appeal that allows one to express the mood or feelings in digital icons, without using much text. A lot of social media and smartphone users today take to a generous use of emoji text messages and at times the entire story as well.
Counselling is talking therapy but central to any support, is the need to communicate one’s feelings using the right medium to seek that support.
Using Emojis in the first place might be just the right type of communication for you, so if you are seeking support and are finding it difficult, try using some imojis; use your android to get intouch.