The Caregiver Cup Podcast

When Life Throws You More Than You Can Handle

November 29, 2022 Cathy VandenHeuvel Episode 137
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When Life Throws You More Than You Can Handle
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Show Notes

In today’s episode, I’m talking about those unexpected challenges that come up while you are deep into caregiving.  Those ones that you just want to throw in the towel or run away.   But instead your forced into dealing with whether you want to or not.  

If you do it all everything yourself, what happens - stress, overwhelm, exhaustion and then your emotions start up - you get angry, and even resentful    You feel lonely and not appreciated.  You get frustrated and overwhelmed with all you have to do.  It becomes a downward spiral to burnout.   

 Burnout defined as “A state of emotional and physical exhaustion caused by a prolonged period of stress and frustration.  

Check out Episode 21:  The 3 Stage of Caregiver Stress

What can you do to find your team?   
Listen to Episode 96:  Why Asking For Help As Caregiver is Hard?  

When you release and reduce the stressors, you protect yourself from Caregiver Burnout.  When you embrace your thoughts and feeling and let go of the negative thoughts and untrue thoughts, you protect yourself from Caregiver Burnout.  

 When you are in Caregiver Burnout, you let those feelings that don’t help you.   Like Anger and Resentment.  Like Fatigue and Exhaustion.  And like Isolation and Loneliness. 

If you are there or on the track towards it…  you can reverse it.
I want to help by offering my free workshop called GOODBYE Caregiver BurnoutI’m sharing 3 of my shifts that took me from stress to more joy   from burnout to gratitude.  

Get my free resource:  17 SHIFTS TO TAKE CONTROL OF CAREGIVER STRESS that will take you to the best version of yourself.

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