Caregiver resiliency depends on developing an awareness of the emotional burdens and fatigue that accompany the role of caregiving. On-the-job stress – for both professional caregivers and family or loved-ones providing care – can too easily turn into compassion fatigue and burnout. Self-care, effective boundaries, and maintaining emotional balance are essential for caregiver well-being. An awareness of the physical sensations which accompany increasing emotional stress is especially important to develop.

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