How far down the rabbit hole shall you go before you know you’ve gone too far? I’ve had conversations with professional and family caregivers alike who have taken too many steps down the road of life with blinders knowing they’ll pull through it. Burnout can sneak up like a bullet train.
In the mix of overwhelm that can happen in our lives, from the usual to-dos to the unexpected, are you taking time to stop? To B-R-E-A-T-H-E? Be honest with yourself. We all think we can handle a lot, and at times we have to. Try changing up the usual protocol you have done into an energetic shift. Energy is powerful stuff – what you put in you get back multiplied abundantly. Be aware of the negative you send out (or in) because it is likely to produce more.
Are you so exhausted that you don’t even notice it? When you wake up, you do you go straight into the tasks of the day?
My Yogi tea bag today says, “The gate to happiness is self-compassion”.
As caregivers, we often feel like we are running on empty and giving from an empty well. We often do not have time for ourselves.