One of the lectures we all get as children is, “Don’t be selfish!”
Unfortunately, a lot of us take that directive waaaay too seriously. We internalize it to mean that almost anytime we are watching out for ourselves we are being “selfish.”
Please take this moment as permission to take care of yourself.
If self-care is new to you, start simply; drink more water, take a walk on a regular basis and try to get a little more sleep.
It’s OK, you now have permission.
Even the people who lectured you will agree.