BURNOUT ISN'T JUST FOR THE WORKPLACE
If you have spent months, years, or the majority of your life in a caregiver role, then you know the struggle of not putting yourself first. With time, resentment and burnout can build up and soil that relationship. It does not mean you don't love the person you're caring for, it just means that you have spent so much time helping them that you haven't been helping yourself.
Burnout and compassion fatigue affects people of all ages, ethnicities, socioeconomic status, and professions.
Here are some warning signs that you may be experiencing burnout:
Feeling depleted or tired all the time
Frequent self-doubt or feelings that you have failed in your role as the caregiver
Feeling "stuck", alone, or helpless
Increased pessimism or negative outlook
Using food, drugs, or alcohol to cope
Irritability or having a "short fuse"
Caring less about your work ethic or quality of work
Limit alcohol or drug use
Try mindful eating to avoid unhealthy food consumption
Practice gratitude and meditation daily
Consider setting healthier boundaries
Talk to someone you trustHome