Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Compassion Fatigue

Do any of these symptoms seem familiar?
Overwhelmed by unfinished business
Take stress out on your family members
Blame others for fatigue
Decreased energy
Find changes draining
Feel like a failure
Loss of compassion
Pleasing others instead of yourself
Not taking enough vacation time
Feel like a savior rather than a server
Over extended, over commited
Neglecting your own health

Solutions to consider.
Find a safe environment to vent feelings
Talk to a friend or coworker
Make time for yourself each day
How would you live if you knew the day you would die?
Be your own best caregiver
Take the advise that you would give to others
Eat healthy, exercise and get a good nights sleep
Laugh often, tell yourself a joke each day
Set good boundaries, if you were dead someone will take your place
Make use of your vacation time silly, you get paid for it.
Sex is good I hear - be wise
Stay in the moment, don't borrow from the future, don't carry the weight of the past.
Find counsel if you need it
Check your motives for being over involved and overworked
Love yourself

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