Myburnout inventory results
I scored a 35 in the caregiver burn out results test. This resultshows that I am not very emotional health but not too bad at the sametime. The result falls under the category of feverish or elevatedburnout risk. This implies that a caregiver under this category is ina position to manage all the stress associated with the work but at arisk of developing a burnout. At this level, I am required to checkseveral issues including strategies and principles of living anemotionally healthy life and to avoid a burnout.
Myspiritual and emotional inventory results
Onthe spiritual and emotional inventory, my level was emotionalchildren. This level is like a child in which when life goes asplanned and one receives everything she/he needs, then the caregiverlooks emotionally healthy. When things change to disappointments andstress then the person results to emotional tantrums and withdraw.This means that I need to check several issues on my emotional healthincluding general formation and discipleship.
Emotionalhealth is the feeling that individual experiences when they are aloneand in close relationships with other individuals. For one to beemotionally healthy, various principles should be put intoconsiderations.
First,it is necessary to embrace discipleship. Discipleship includes beingconfident as the son and daughter of God. Also, worship and embracethe love of God. This approach can be achieved by reading the Bibleand praying daily. Moreover, spending time with other people in thecommunity and showcasing your love for them. The love of money andother worldly things is not healthy and makes an individual grow awayfrom God. It is, therefore, necessary to embrace the way that Christlived and followed the principles of emotional /spiritual healthinventory. This approach will enable an individual to achieve thehealthy emotional life and embrace discipleship in their lives(Saroglou, 2009).
Caregivinghas been proven to bring a lot of positivity in life. It is also ahard process to embrace and live in caregiving. It involves takingcare of self. Caregiver burnout is a mental syndrome that arises fromstress, anxiety and depression. Scholars have proved that caregivingrequires a little bit of selfless and one should avoid neglectingthemselves. This approach is used to avoid stress and anxiety.Caregiver burnout interferes with how an individual functions intheir lives and raises the risk of depression. It is necessary thatthe caregivers avoid the stress by all means. The caregivers shouldavoid caregivers’ burn out. The caregivers should focus on livingan emotionally healthy life. The caregivers should focus on living aspiritually healthy life with God. This approach will enable them toavoid stressing and, therefore, live a relaxed life. Thus, they canavoid risks such as mental problems (Scazzero & Bird, 2003).
Strategiesto lead an Emotionally Health Life
Fromthe results of the burnout quiz and the emotionally healthy quiz, itis necessary that I combat and formulate strategies that will enablein living an emotionally healthy life away. For instance, incombating the caregiver burnout, it is necessary to follow theprinciples of living an emotionally healthy life.
Principlesof living an emotionally healthy Life
Thefirst principles are about living by looking beneath the surface toallow Christ to transform me fully. The second principle is to breakthe power of the past and thank God for all past experiences thus,embracing the future with courage. The third principle incorporatesliving in brokenness and vulnerability thus, asking for forgivenesswhen I’m wrong also accepting mistakes courageously. The fourthprinciple explains receiving the Gift of limits. This principleexplains how to be thankful for whatever we have. The other principlethat is the fifth principle is embracing grieving and loss. Thisprinciple explains how I should openly admit all my disappointmentsand losses. Moreover, seek God in times of grieving. The sixth andlast principle requires that I make incarnation as my model forloving well. This principle I will achieve through listening topeople`s problems and try to help them moreover, embracing who I amthus enabling me to understand the people around me very well. Byliving on these principles, I will lead a healthy life, anemotionally healthy life and avoiding caregiver`s burnout. Theseprinciples will also enable me in achieving a spiritually healthylife (Joseph, 2001). They will also ensure that I lead a life free ofstress and anxiety and I will be able to move forward.
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