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Living with a brain injury can be stressful for the survivor, family and caregiver. Many symptoms and changes caused by the brain injury can worsen or increase with stress. Holidays and anniversaries can be especially stressful with memories of what has been lost and altered expectations. These blog articles explain various methods for coping with stress after brain injury.

Holidays after Brain Injury

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If you are a brain injury survivor, struggling to cope with daily life, special events can cause an almost intolerable amount of stress and anxiety. You are already dealing with extreme fatigue and have the full time job of rehabilitating from a brain injury. Financial situations and family relationships are often strained. Similar feelings may apply to caregivers as well. Managing the holidays may seem impossible – but there are some strategies you can use to help keep the joy in the season.

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Know Your Limits after Brain Injury

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One of the difficulties in life is to know our limits. Following a brain injury, it is extremely important to know your limits so that you can manage stress, anger outbursts, and emotional and physical fatigue. Yes, it is important to build up stamina and to work hard in recovery, but pacing yourself to increase your abilities will actually work in your favour

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Six Stress Resilience Skills for Family Caregivers

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Resilient people share certain characteristics. Research has shown that these characteristics include commitment, control, community, calmness, and challenge. Here are a few suggestions to cultivate your stress resilience while caring for a family member after brain injury.

I think that the most important change you can make is to believe that you deserve to prioritize time for your mind, body, and spirit every day. Caring for yourself is a basic human right. You have inherent worth, in addition to the services you provide for your loved one. Our actions follow our beliefs, so practice talking to yourself in ways that promote self-worth and respect.

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