Caregiver Stress vs Burnout Pt 2

***DISCLAIMER*** I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. THIS IS A LOT OF RESEARCH BUT YOU SHOULD TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR OR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS OF PROLONGED STRESS OR BURNOUT

 

Today the aim is to go over signs and symptoms of Stress vs Burnout. We will start with Stress and move to Burnout.

 

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF STRESS:

-Anxiety

-Depression

-Irritability

-Feeling Tired &/or Run Down

-Difficulty Sleeping

-Overreacting

-New/Worse Health Problems

Trouble Concentrating

-Feeling Increasingly Resentful

-Drinking, Smoking or Eating More

-Neglecting Responsibilities

-Cutting Back On/Eliminating Leisure Activities

 

 

BURNOUT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS:

-MUCH less energy

-ALWAYS sick

-Constantly exhausted, even after a long sleep, nap or break

-Neglect your own needs – you’re too busy or you no longer care

-Life revolves around caregiving, but it no longer gives you satisfaction.

-You can’t relax, no matter what.

-You’re increasingly impatient and irritable

-You feel helpless &/or hopeless

 

Okay, so now that you have a better idea of what each can look like, how can we deal with each individually? The next two posts will be all about how to deal with each condition.

 

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Until Next Time… Take Care Of Yourself! ~C

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