When You're Exhausted From Caregiving

Denise

When You're Exhausted From Caregiving

Denise

You're burnt which means you may burst.

You're exhausted from the marathon of caregiving, and may be experiencing caregiver burnout, which means you may burst into tears when a colleague complains of her exhaustion from her vacation.

You're overwhelmed because you don't have enough time and money, which means you may burst from utter, inconsolable sadness when a doctor explains the new treatment plan for your loved one.

You're tired from trying which means you may burst with impatience when a co-worker gets that promotion despite not really deserving it.

In essence, caregiving has burst your bubble that life will be fair.

It's not.

Even though it's not fair, life can still be good for you. Do what you can to get a good night's sleep, even asking for a family member to spend the time so you can sleep through. If you can't sleep through the night, do what you can to take a good nap. Sleep restores. Your sleep is the most important priority right now so let go of what gets in the way. Let go of the worries, leave the chores, release the need to always be available. After sleep, what made you burst will only make you roll your eyes. Life can be good for you. Sleep so you can see with clear eyes what's good.