Caregiver Stress and Burnout

Tips for Regaining Your Energy, Optimism, and Hope

Caregiver handsThe demands of caregiving can be overwhelming, especially if you feel you have little control over the situation or you’re in over your head. If the stress of caregiving is left unchecked, it can take a toll on your health, relationships, and state of mind—eventually leading to burnout.

When you’re burned out, it’s tough to do anything, let alone look after someone else. That’s why taking care of yourself isn’t a luxury—it’s a necessity. Read on for tips on how to rein in the stress in your life and regain balance, joy, and hope.

What you can do:

  1. Connect face to face with the person you are caring for
  2. Get out of the house and walk in the sunlight
  3. Reach out and stay connected to people who support you
  4. Learn about the mood-boosting benefits of omega-3 fats
  5. Join a caregiver support group to share your experiences
  6. Get the amount of restful sleep that you need to feel your best

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