The first step to reducing stress is to admit that you can’t do it all, all the time. Take some time to identify and list your needs as well as the needs of your loved one. Your list will help you see what areas to give top priority. Sometimes just having to focus on a few things, instead of everything, can help family caregivers reduce stress.11.Colours – another minefield! Dark backgrounds result in the copy dazzling the reader as all those little white (or light) lines criss cross the dark background. Don’t go there! Stick to light backgrounds and darker text.