The Vitality Doctor

3 Ways to Cope With Caregiver Stress and Burnout

By on Jan 22, 2016 in Blog, Latest News |

Caregiver is a noble profession. It takes great dedication to take care of people with impairment and provide assistance for their daily living. Most of the time, caregivers feel so exhausted physically, emotionally and mentally, causing them to suffer from negative stress. Good thing, there are efficient ways to relieve the stress and burnout provided by Dr. Marilyn Joyce, a devoted vitality doctor who helps caregivers take back their lives. Here are some of her expert tips.

Setting a minimum of 30 minutes every day for a “me-time”.

During “me-time”, do whatever you enjoy such as reading, cooking, and gardening.  This strategy can help you relax and unwind so you can reset the button on your mind. This will help focus your mind on something else so you can leave anxiety behind for 30 minutes to an hour.

Pampering can boost the spirit.

Small luxuries aren’t bad especially if it can instantly boost your energy. Do whatever makes you feel special like getting a massage, lighting scented candles or going to spa. You deserve to have a good time once in a while. Doing nice things for yourself is not selfishness, it’s being kind to yourself, it’s called self-care.

Laughter is the infallible antidote to stress.

More laughter, less stress. This is no joke folks! Laughter can result in good health and more energy. It can trigger the release of happy chemicals called endorphins and serotonin for better immune response, optimism and feelings of self-worth. Laughter can also help stimulate circulation and is very good for muscle relaxation.

For expert advice on stress management for caregivers, contact Dr. Marilyn Joyce. She can help you with the elimination of energy drain, feeling of tiredness, taking charge of yourself and transforming stress into energy. She is a great source of knowledge in managing stress with strategies that works at any place and circumstances.