EP 46: Close the Mental Tabs

by | Jun 19, 2023 | PODCAST

This week Christy and Ciara talk about compassion fatigue in a first responder homes; and ways we can begin to reenergize.

Compassion Fatigue/ Caregiver Burn-out

At some point in our lifetime, everyone will struggle with Compassion Fatigue/Caregiver Burnout. What causes Caregiver Fatigue? Well, honestly, life is how we take care of ourselves and our families in the process of life. According to the article from BetterUp, lack of control, lack of perceived choice, intensity of hours, perfectionism, financial stress, and low self-confidence are the main reasons. 

Closing the Tabs

Christy and Ciara also talked about “closing the tabs” and how that can help not just mentally and physically but improve the household dynamic and overall happiness of everyone. They challenged everyone to move all the apps from their Home Screen on phones and tablets, like the book Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day, to the next page. These little steps can stop you from mindlessly scrolling through social media and help you better connect to yourself and the people around you. 

Here is an excellent article about Compassion Fatigue and ways to help combat it. I love how the first tip is “Ask for help,” what we preach every day! Ask for help because it is ok not to be ok!

Show Links:

BetterUp – https://www.betterup.com/blog/caregiver-fatigue

Help Guide– 

Make Time

Compassion Fatigue

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