If we want to be our best, to be helpful, to be there for the people we care about, we need to be sure we are taking care of ourselves.
If we aren’t ensuring we are rested, have enough “personal time” (whatever that may mean to us), we can end up burning out, not very happy, not very effective, and not very helpful to anyone in the long-run.
When we give ourselves the gift of rest and care while recognizing that we also have needs, we can then come from a place of strength and will be so much more effective in many ways. We will have more to offer.
While being there for the people who are important to you, don’t forget that you are very important, too.