The caregiver burnout part of the blog gives you all the knowledge that I gathered as a caregiver to my chronically ill wife.
You will find her the signs, symptoms, struggles, and accomplishments of any caregiver.
This page tackles a few categories – a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion of those who support their loved ones.
When life goes way too busy, and you’re under constant stress, your body will send you some signs that it needs rewiring. This is where self-care is important. You cannot neglect your own emotional, mental, and physical state.
It’s important to know that burnout and depression are similar but separate conditions. They have many of the same symptoms, such as fatigue, anxiety, and sadness, but there are some differences too.
Being stressed out will make you snap at your loved one, criticize or complain all the time, and while the source of your stress may go away quickly, its effects on your chronically ill spouse and overall relationships may be very damaging.
It’s important to be aware of the warning signs of caretaker burnout to recognize when you have it. There are a number of things you can do to take care of yourself, stay healthy, and prevent it.
The best way to do this is to pay attention to your thoughts and expectations. If they’re mostly on the negative side, stress is skewing your vision of things.
Take a look at our posts to learn more…
7 Signs of caregiver burnout
Caregiver burnout can be easily missed by those who care for their loved ones.
If you are caring for a loved one with a chronic illness, you know how challenging it can be. If you’ve become irritable and unhappy, it could be because of caregiving burnout… [read more]