It happened again. You’ve stretched yourself too thin, playing the role of a superhuman, catering to everyone’s needs but your own.

You can’t give your best to your work, family or friends if you’re constantly surviving on lukewarm coffee, leftover meatloaf, and heartwarming thank yous.

You’re human, not a machine. You’re allowed to have needs. You’re allowed to rest. You’re allowed to look after yourself.

Start small. Say ‘no’ to one thing this week. Take 15 minutes just for you. No interruptions, no to-do lists.

If 15 minutes sounds too ambitious, start with 1 minute.

It’s not selfish. It’s essential.


*The thanks for that headline goes to one of the best TV characters of recent memory, Fleabag.