Balancing Work and Life: Boundary Setting for Ultimate Success
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In this episode of TheHIPSenior Podcast, we welcome Kay Coghlan, owner and founder of Facilitator on Fire, and host of the podcast “From One Caregiver to Another.” A passionate advocate for family caregivers, Kay aims to help those with caregiving responsibilities maintain their own identities and find the right balance between work and caregiving.
Kay’s background as a business coach for solopreneurs and small business leaders may not immediately seem related to her role as a family caregiver advocate. However, she sees many parallels between running a business and managing caregiving responsibilities, emphasizing the need for organization, delegation, and scheduling in both domains.
By introducing the concept of the “care pool,” Kay encourages caregivers to view themselves as managers rather than sole providers of care. This mindset shift can help family caregivers recognize the importance of seeking assistance and asserting their own boundaries when faced with overwhelming demands.
As many caregivers struggle to establish and maintain boundaries, the conversation in this episode highlights the importance of remembering that caregivers are people first. By prioritizing their own needs and desires alongside their caregiving duties, caregivers can maintain a healthy balance and avoid burnout.
Join us for this insightful conversation with Kay Coghlan, and learn how to better navigate the challenges of caregiving while preserving your own identity and well-being. You’ll discover practical strategies for managing the “care pool” and tips for setting boundaries that empower caregivers to lead fulfilling lives beyond their caregiving roles.