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  1. I could write a lot about burnout right now – it’s part of the caregiving journey (an elderly in law). I can be my biggest critic. But, on the other hand, I’ve seen the divine hand in a couple of things that have happened in the past couple of months. Knowing I am not alone makes the journey easier. (I realize this may be a little off topic but you did ask about burnout….)
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  2. I have a friend who is, at this time, consumed with saying yes and overcommitting. She’s been unhappy in her marriage – and is not compensating for her unhappiness by doing so much for others. I fear for her health – physical and mental.

    As a recovered over-achiever, I can see the signs. She’s seeking approval from everyone…and before long, she’ll get burnt out. All I can do is be there for her when she needs me. Sadly, you have to realize you’re doing this…otherwise you can’t help yourself.
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  3. I am having trouble of waiting approval from other. especially family. It used to never bother me. When I said no to a sister, she died the next day.

    The guilt I feel when I said no to her is a burden I would like to get release from. I am not sure how or if i even deserve it.
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  4. Karen,
    I hope your recovery and healing from surgery goes well! It is so easy to take on too much–there are so many opportunities and so many fun things to do–but our bodies and minds can only go so far before we have to rest. I try to take the Sabbath off every week–at least part of it!–unplugging the computer, trying to stay away from big projects–and it does help to keep me from burning out. Then I return to Monday with excitement and energy. I do think we need time off periodically, to stay healthy.
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  5. Glad to see you are back and healing. Don’t overdo it please!

    Burnout? I used to live life in constant burnout. Single mom, special needs kids……

    Now, I take the time away when I can and I don’t always do things – like the laundry piled up next to me.
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  6. I do find it hard to let go of the past. I carry grudges, sometimes for many, many years. I also recognize that carrying anger in me is self destructive. I am happy that you are healing from your surgery. Recovery can be a slow and painful process. I will hope for continued progress. My husband may need foot surgery and I can not imagine how much pain that may cause him.
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