Avoid Caregiver Burnout
Caregiver burnout manifests itself as stress, depression, loneliness and a feeling that no one appreciates what you do. Understand how to avoid burnout.
Articles About Avoid Caregiver Burnout
- How Communication Can Influence Your Caregiving Experience
It can be difficult to maintain a positive attitude while handling the challenges of caregiving, but being mindful of how you communicate about these hurdles can affect your overall well-being.
- Bringing Out a Caregiver’s Inner Optimist
Caregivers can become so overwhelmed by the bad that it can be nearly impossible to be optimistic. Here are three simple tips for caregivers who want to teach themselves to become more optimistic.
- Relaxing: Why It’s Hard and How Caregivers Can Learn to Unwind
Many caregivers have a difficult time learning how to relax and let go of stress. Caregivers are constantly being told that they need to find time for themselves, but finding the time to relax is often easier than actually being able to relax. Here are 4 ways caregivers can learn to unwind.
- With a Little Help from My Friends
I've never liked asking for favors, but when my father got sick, suddenly I was asking for help all the time. This is how I learned to stop apologizing and allow my friends and family to truly support me on my journey.
- Find Your 'Stress Busters'
From one caregiver to another, you must develop ways to relieve your stress. Here's how to find what works best for you.
- Putting it in Writing May Relieve Your Stress
Writing has helped Charlie and I express ourselves and cope with difficult emotions in a productive way.
- Always Remember this One Rule When Asking for (and Offering) Help
I determined I could be my wife's caregiver, while running a small business and parenting four school-age children—and, I could do this all without asking for help.
- Caregiver Burnout: How to Cure a Case of the “If Onlys”
"If only" is a classic symptom of caregiver burnout. Take this first step to help get a handle on caregiver burnout.
- The “Fix It” Mentality and How it Leads to Caregiver Burnout
When caregivers get into a downward spiral of trying to fix everything that is wrong with their elderly parent, we don’t really fix anything. Caregivers get frustrated and exhausted, and that’s when caregiver burnout happens.
- Caregiving Needs to Be a Team Effort
Family caregivers can't do everything on their own. Putting together a care team that includes doctors, family members, neighbors, friends, and even mailmen can help a caregiver avoid burnout.
- How to Say 'No' to Caregiving
How can caregivers set limits without feeling guilty? Where do you draw a line and say "I can do this much and no more"? How do you say 'no' to caregiving?
- 10 Common Caregiver Confessions
Negative thoughts are a normal reaction to stressful situations. Instead of feeling guilty, caregivers must acknowledge these feelings and seek out solutions to achieve a better quality of life.