We are so sorry for how sporadic our blogs have been. It is a real goal of ours to get better this summer when it comes to our blog and our shop. Right now I have something that I specifically want to touch on, which is usually how I get inspired for a blog, I’ll see something that I really want to talk about on this platform that I am trying to create.
Recently, Charisma from Roll with Cole and Charisma, another interabled couple, has been sharing posts on instagram called “Caregiver Mondays” and a recent one was about caregiver burnout. Her post resonated with me immensely. She talks about the specific things she notices in herself when she is beginning to feel burnout and it made me look at myself and think about the “symptoms” I feel when I am beginning to head towards burning out. She talks about how she takes time for herself when she is feeling burnout. “I realized that if I didn’t take care of myself, I couldn’t be the best version of myself for Cole(her husband)and for others” this hit me like a ton of bricks. I strive to give Charlie my all when it comes to taking care of him and helping him to live the life he deserves, but I need to make sure that I am taking care of myself too. If I am burnout, that’s not the best version of me, and Charlie deserves the best version of me.
I have yet to figure out to combat the feelings of being burnt out within myself yet but it is definitely something that I am working on.
Something that is an important thing to me is when I am feeling burnt out is that I do not make Charlie feel like he is the cause, because he is not. I do not want him feeling like he is a burden simply because I feel burnt out.
Here is Charisma post that I referenced (https://www.instagram.com/p/CewL7uQpxvc/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=)