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Care for the Caregiver

Have you heard the airline speech, “place the oxygen mask on yourself before helping others.”  When it comes to being a caregiver, this statement has particular importance.  The responsibilities of working and being a caregiver can be overwhelming.  In fact, burnout (a state of physical and emotional exhaustion) is common for caregivers due to excessive demands of time and energy.  It is essential to prioritize your own self-care when caring for others.  Creating a plan to take care of yourself can give you a sense of control and direction.  Life and Work Connections is here to support you in your journey.  We hope this section will guide and inspire you to protect your own health and wellbeing while you also care for others. 

“It’s not the load you carry that breaks you down, it’s how you carry it.”  ~Lou Holtz

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