If one’s Nature and one’s Environment are at odds with each other, that person can become emotionally drained, irritable, and just plain unhappy- uggh!
We have all been there from time to time. Ignoring the signs and then those feelings turn into behaviours and actions that can be regrettable. It doesn’t feel good.
Let’s start with you, the caregiver first. What’s your nature? We know that Introverts replenish their energy from being in quiet and/or solitude while, extroverts replenish their energy from being with others. What describes you?
What do you think is your loved one’s nature? Does she tend to move leave busy environments to have time away from the high energy performers in her life? Does he retreat to a space to be with himself or with a single person who he enjoys being with while settling down and restoring his emotional energy once again. If these opportunities are not available to them, does their behaviour or actions change drastically?
The key is understanding what your nature is and the nature of your loved one. Recognizing, creating, and supporting an environment that nurturers their nature –to be at their best self. Communicating with them and on their behalf to others to help support their best environment. Being aware of their signs and triggers that speak to what is going on for them and how they are feeling. Helps you to know if a change in environment is needed at that time or not.
Having the right kind of activities and the right amount of activities supports this healthy environment so your loved one can be their best self and you can be your best self. Which is why we have created several new Visit Types. Your loved one’s needs are unique and being able to pick and choose which Visit Types work best will make all the difference.
No one is a “pure” introvert or a “pure” extrovert but rather a unique mixture that tends to dip to one side more than the other, particularly when life (or your environment around you) tends to feel out of control.
If you have any questions, please give me a call. We can discuss how life during this time of COVID -19 is for you, the caregiver and for your loved one. We want to support you in making a healthy environment, tailored to your loved one’s nature, so both of you can be your best selves.
If you are wondering what you are or what your loved one may be, here is a quick and easy test to help: https://introvertdear.com/introvert-extrovert-test-quiz/