Caregivers must diligently practice self care to preserve themselves and prevent burnout. Caring for others in need can place a burden of stress and negative energy on a caregiver, which in turn can stimulate old stress and pain from their personal history. It is essential for a caregiver to know themselves and recognize the troubling emotions and physical sensations that build up in their bodies – warning signs that fatigue and depletion are catching up with them. With the right approach, caregiving can be a fulfilling source of nourishing, positive energy.
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