Have you ever felt so overwhelmed, stressed, exhausted, (insert your choice adjective here) during your caregiver journey? Often along our path as caregivers, we experience what is known as a caregiver burnout. It is common for caregivers to experience prolonged, resolved stress which can cause emotional, mental or physical strain on caregivers.
Do you know the signs that you may be starting to experience a burnout? It’s important to be able to identify the signs that show up for you to help prevent and react quickly when you start experiencing a burnout.
Some signs of burnout include:
– Withdrawal from things you normally love to do
– Weight changes – gain or loss
– Changes in sleeping patterns
– Physical health changes i.e. stomachaches or headaches
If you find yourself starting to experience a burnout don’t be afraid to reach out for help. Find the tools that are going to help you reset and get back to your best self as quickly as possible whether that be through meditation, therapy or whichever methods work best for you.
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