Simply put, as a caring helper, you are the tool of your trade. And how you care for yourself physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually has a direct connection to the quality of the care you are able to offer. Taking care of yourself makes it possible for you to help take care of others. In this CareNote, author Judith Courtney outlines signs of burnout and steps you can take to alleviate the effects so you may continue caring for others with energy and compassion.
Read an excerpt of this CareNote on our blog.
By Judith E. Courtney MPS, MA, LPC, NCC