We probably all acknowledge that we need to look after ourselves and know the consequences of NOT doing so - poor physical and mental or emotional health, damaged relationships and generally a low quality of life. But somehow the combination of work, families, friends, and responsibilities can mean it is very tough to actually DO it.
Many people find they have to ‘look after’ others, children, ill or aging relatives and suddenly your needs can end up bottom of the pile. The other reason of course is the sometimes people don’t actually think they are deserving - they feel guilty whenever they try to make time to take care of themselves or put their needs above the needs of others. This is often because of some of their sub-conscious beliefs about their own self-worth. Even if you have the responsibility of caring for others it is still vital, possibly even more so that you take care of yourself, so here’s some ways to start.