Burnout and Stress Among Caregivers
As a caregiver, you may feel overwhelmed by the demands. However, stress can be managed, and you can regain a sense of balance, joy, and hope in your life.
What is Caregiver Burnout?
While caring for a loved one can be very rewarding, it also involves many stressors. The emotional impact of caregiving can also snowball over time since it is often a long-term responsibility. The burden of caregiving can last for decades. There’s nothing more demoralizing than being overwhelmed if there’s no hope for your family member’s recovery or if, despite your best efforts, their health continues to decline.
Caring for a loved one can lead to a great deal of stress and strain on your health, relationships, and state of mind-potentially resulting in burnout. You and the person you’re caring for will both suffer when you get to that point.
It is not a luxury to take care of yourself. It is a necessity. It is just as essential to ensure your loved one gets to doctor’s appointments or takes their medication on time as it is to cultivate your own emotional and physical wellbeing.