Being a carer can be hard work, and at times, may seem like a heavy burden on one’s life. Because of this, some carers might find it helpful to focus on not the negative, but the positive outcomes it may bring for them. While doing so won’t reduce the hardships of caring, it can nonetheless give carers a new way of viewing their role to help them get through tasks.
Caregiver burnout can occur when carers experience this stress for a prolonged period of time. It can make them vulnerable to all kinds of negative emotions, and further lead to an inability to focus on their duties. However, it may also eventually lead to a variety of problems for their health.