Now that I am involved in a caretaker role for the first time, I find this step particularly relevant. If you want to be happy, you have to take care of YOU! I tell my caretaker-type clients to look at it this way: If you don’t take care of yourself, who is going to be there to take care of THEM?
And this step involves simple things like going to the doctor if you don’t feel good and having regular check ups, taking time to unwind, having quality ALONE time and cutting yourself some slack. We are not machines and NO ONE is perfect. If you mess something up (unless you are an airline pilot or a brain surgeon), things will probably be okay.
Start today and make a list of ways that you can become your own best friend, which should include always being honest with yourself. Then start TODAY doing one thing on your list. ACTION creates change, nothing else. So do it TODAY.