It is vital that you take care of your “self” for when you do you become a better mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter, husband, wife, employee, and friend. Practicing extreme self-care means re-establishing a relationship with yourself—becoming familiar with your needs and desires; basically, getting to know you. When you take time to care for yourself you become fully available to others without resentment or anger. I like to think that before we can fill another’s glass ours needs to be full.
“The perfect man of old looked after himself first before looking to help others.” Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC – c. 275 BC)