When the 'stress ball' just ain't cutting it anymore, we need to get serious about stress management. It is no longer a desire for parents but rather a need! The levels of stress that families are under around the world are staggering. There is no 'one-size-fits-all' approach but we do have access to a variety of different measures to help ease some of the burden around parental stress.
Most Parents know being overly stressed isn't good for our health but did you know that our own children ABSORB the stress we experience as well? People don't think of children as being stressed individuals but they are. Let's take a look at how we can get the help we need and improve this area of life.
Work-life balance is easier said than done for most parents. The balance we desire and work so hard towards, just doesn't happen which in turn, adds more stress! The un-predictable nature of caring for children makes 'balancing' responsibilities nearly impossible. Sometimes we don't even realize what is happening and become totally unaware of the impact until it's really bad and we burn out.
The good news is, it's never too late to turn things around! The toll this level of stress takes on our mind, body and relationships is extremely high. Prevention is key when it comes to the feeling of 'burnout'. There's no clear path as to how long or how intense the stress has to be but rather the feeling of overwhelm that becomes unbearable to manage. Sometimes this is also called, caregiver fatigue. Many people experience this and it's perfectly natural however.......
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