As a therapist, the most common question I ask almost all my clients is “What are you doing to take care of you?”
The most common answer I almost always receive is, “Well, nothing. I don’t have time for me. That would be selfish when I have a career, kids, spouse, household chores, outside commitments, etc.”
My response to this is that there is always time for you! Like everything else in our lives we have to decide to make self-care a priority, even if it means to scheduling it into the calendar alongside soccer games, dentist appointments or studying.