It is natural for caregivers to feel at times overburdened and burnt-out, as if there is an endless need that cannot be satisfied with one’s own resources.
In my experience, it is important at these moments to take a pause and learn to regenerate the open-heart feeling that is requisite for healthy caring.
In order for caring to have the light quality of effortless love, the caregiver must also feel at ease, spontaneous and in the flow.
She should take pauses as needed to learn to replenish her energy and do work in intervals.
As she learns to be aware of her expanding abilities to care, then those intervals will naturally become shorter and shorter in duration.