Compassion Fatigue Part 2

It may seem like an oxymoron, but the truth is that you can care too much. When caregivers care too much that they neglect themselves, it can create a downward spiral of self destruction known as Compassion Fatigue. Understanding the symptoms of this condition is the first step managing it and to moving towards a healthier state of being. 

Do any of these sound familiar?

  • Bottled up emotions – Do you suppress your true emotions? There is a difference between feeling your feelings and expressing them.
  • Isolation – Do you feel estranged from others? Are you having problems sharing your feelings with others? Do you feel that you have no one to turn up?
  • Excessive Blaming – Do you habitually look for someone to blame for you and your loved one’s circumstances? Do you want to hold someone accountable for your troubles?
  • Preoccupation – Have you become preoccupied with your loved one’s health and well being? Do you neglect other people and other relationships?
  • Financial Problems – Have you neglected tend to your own financial matters; being so overwhelmed that you cannot face dealing with the details of managing your own life?
  • Violent thoughts – Do you have violent thoughts as you move through your day taking care of your loved ones?

The path of healing from Compassion Fatigue will lead to a greater sense of well being and make you a better caregiver. If you are fully present when caring your loved one’s care will improve and your interactions will be more positive. The first step is awareness and then you can begin to take better care of yourself, discover healing activities, find support and attend to your spiritual needs.

Once you suffer from Compassion Fatigue it is always in you. Healing is a process and staying healthy should be an ongoing priority. You need to diligently manage your Compassion Fatigue if it resurfaces and turn away from your old destructive habits.

Hope you liked the post. For more on compassion fatigue, tap here > https://empress2inspire.blog/2021/02/11/compassion-fatigue-part-1/

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. Be aware and act quickly take care of the problem before it takes care of you.

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    1. GS says:

      Compassion fatigue has similar symptoms to burnout. Compassion fatigue is a preoccupation with absorbing trauma and emotional stresses of others, and this creates a secondary traumatic stress in the helper. Burnout is about being ‘worn out’ and can affect any profession.

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      1. In conclusion you get to suffer for the sick of helping

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      2. GS says:

        No exactly the opposite. You take care of yourself and others so that both benefit

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      3. Confusion you cannot work for two kings.

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      4. GS says:

        You can. It’s called balance

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      5. Define “balance” cause the way I see is I can’t take care of myself cause I’m taking care of someone else,trust me I’ll need more calories

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      6. GS says:

        It’s taking time for healing yourself while helping others

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      7. ThinkTalk says:

        A good example of taking care of oneself first before others is often reiterated by airlines onboard a flight.
        I agree with GS that one needs to help oneself first in order to be helpful to others.

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      8. GS says:

        Thank you @ThinkTalk

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      9. Well I stand by my answer

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  2. ThinkTalk says:

    Totally agree. Thanks

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    1. GS says:

      Welcome. Compassion fatigue (CF) is stress resulting from exposure to a traumatized individual. CF has been described as the convergence of secondary traumatic stress (STS) and cumulative burnout (BO), a state of physical and mental exhaustion caused by a depleted ability to cope with one’s everyday environment.

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      1. ThinkTalk says:

        Good to know. Thanks for the awareness.

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      2. GS says:

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog

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      1. Always a joy and pleasure to read and share your posts with followers, My Dear! Have a great day!!
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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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