Does anyone else get overwhelmed with the needs of others? How do you manage to remain compassionate over the long haul without burning out?

I have the week off and we are on a family camping trip.  I was looking forward to a week with no cable news or cell phone notifications.  Turns out our campsite has a signal!

While I’m not a caregiver for any older adult per se, I spend a good deal of my work days entrenched in the specifics of people’s functional deficits. And a little break from it feels healthy.

I believe the most important self care practice is to know your own limitations and what helps you.  It is not selfish to take time for yourself.  Getting out into nature is a great way to take a break.

Now, back to the campfire…

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