Life is expensive here in South Florida. My 1 bed room apartment in Miami is $1500 a month alone. One of the biggest challenges that former caregivers have to deal with in the period of life after caregiving is finances – trust me, I know. You may have left many of your financial cares in the dust when you were caregiving; it’s no surprise since you had more important things to worry about. However, now that you are free from your former responsibilities as a caregiver, it is a good idea to sit down and pay attention to any financial worries that you may have let slide while your faculties were being consumed by other issues.

This is a great time to get a credit check and figure out exactly where you are when it comes to your personal finances. If you have any disputed charges that are on your credit report, now is a good time to take the steps necessary to fix these problems and clear your financial name again. In the event that you have creditors knocking on your door, consider working with companies that can help you figure out where you are and get you where you want to be financially. Starting a career as a consultant from Young Living can help you reach your financial goals while maintaining your independence – and also working with products that really help others maximize their mental and physical health and well-being. It’s the perfect career for a former caregiver; it has allowed me to channel my nurturing instincts and skills into a career that brings prosperity both mentally and monetarily.

Life after caregiving is also a great time to figure out your own status in terms of a job. You may not have been able to hold down a full-time job during your period of caregiving, and now that you have the freedom and time to do so this could be something that you want to pursue. Having a full-time job as a great way to give yourself a sense of purpose after you are done with your duties as a caregiver. In this way, you can start making financial contributions to your own life and that of your family’s. Working with Young Living is a great way to afford your family the cash you need while still having a flexible enough schedule to spend time with those you love.

Figuring finances can be one of the most daunting parts of dealing with life after caregiving. But if you were able to love yourself enough to put the time into your financial history and right any wrongs that may have been accumulated during your time as a caregiver, you will find that moving forward is much easier than you originally expected. Take the time for yourself to grieve and rebuild – and don’t forget to contact me if you need an extra shoulder to cry on.