Caring for a loved one – whether they be an older parent, a spouse, child or other relative with significant or chronic health conditions – can be rewarding, but also taxing on the most resilient of people. It often requires much of your time and energy, leaving little space for self-care. In addition to affecting your physical health, it can lead to you feeling mentally overwhelmed, anxious, stressed, sad, isolated and even traumatized.
Sometimes people receiving aid from caregivers are understandably caught up in the conditions they are dealing with, angry at their circumstances and feeling powerless, and may be resistant to help. This scenario can make caregiving all the more difficult to navigate, potentially with greater adverse impact on you.
We all struggle with extreme stress at some point in our lives. But it is not good for you to go on this way. Know that there is help available.
The Mindful Counseling Center can support you in enhancing your mental health during these challenging times. Our therapists can help you build healthy coping skills that assist you in managing anxious thoughts and feelings that arise when you’re overwhelmed, stressed or feeling unbalanced and out of focus. They can make suggestions on how to make time for what is most important to you and utilize mindfulness techniques, so you can be the best version of you … for yourself and those who you are caring for.
Ready? It’s time to start feeling better. Reach out to us today.