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What are steps I can take to manage my emotions as a caregiver?

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Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Heal Thyself

This is a great question.
Before you can effectively care for others you must first care for yourself. Lack of patience, stress and resentment with others usually stems from an inability to self manage these emotions with yourself. Permit venting in a personal "time out" and then return with a fresh perspective. Never harber ill will with yourself as it will always carry over to others.

In brief: Heal Thyself

This is a great question.
Before you can effectively care for others you must first care for yourself. Lack of patience, stress and resentment with others usually stems from an inability to self manage these emotions with yourself. Permit venting in a personal "time out" and then return with a fresh perspective. Never harber ill will with yourself as it will always carry over to others.
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Dr. Joseph De Santi
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Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Meditate

Take time off for respite , relaxation & meditation helps also pay attention to your nutrition & exercise.

In brief: Meditate

Take time off for respite , relaxation & meditation helps also pay attention to your nutrition & exercise.
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It's really importan

To take care of yourself, not just everyone else.
Sleeping well, eating well, exercising regularly, socializing with friends, etc. In addition, being able to talk with someone on a consistent basis about the stressors is really important. Make an appointment with a therapist to talk about your feelings and to learn some other stress management techniques.

In brief: It's really importan

To take care of yourself, not just everyone else.
Sleeping well, eating well, exercising regularly, socializing with friends, etc. In addition, being able to talk with someone on a consistent basis about the stressors is really important. Make an appointment with a therapist to talk about your feelings and to learn some other stress management techniques.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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