Take Control of Your Health and Wellness.
One common symptom of caregiver burnout is decline in a caregiver’s own physical well-being. Stress is a major symptom of caregiver burnout, and stress significantly weakens the immune system. If you’ve frequently been feeling under the weather or find yourself catching head cold after head cold, it may be time to assess your physical health.
Introducing regular, moderate physical exercise into your routine is a great way to boost your immune system. Autumn is the perfect time to get outside and exercise, so in addition to getting enough sleep, take 30 minutes each day to go for a bike ride or even a brisk walk out in the fall weather. You can’t provide care to others if you’re not caring for yourself.