Your single most important job in life is taking care of yourself — period.
Your intuition, body, and physiology are all wired to keep you alive and well. But most of my clients truly believe that loving someone means consistently putting that person's needs above their own. They think being a good mom, partner, sister, or friend means putting someone else first.
Over time, consistently casting your own needs aside for the benefit of others can become a self-care crisis. As a psychologist and coach for top executives and leaders, I often work with clients who have given the world their everything and hardly have any energy left to give time or consideration to themselves.