Yes! Looking after yourself is essential for your own health, and the wellbeing of your whole family.
Juggling family time and work commitments can make it difficult to find time for yourself. But having regular exercise, healthy diet, good sleep habits and some social time are the foundations for good health. Working out how much time and resources to spend on these can be a tricky but is an essential task to undertake. It can be useful to be a little creative on how you can achieve, throw out some of the old of doing things and reinvent how your needs can be met that fits with your new role.
When you are experiencing prolonged high levels of stress you are more likely to get sick, not perform as well, experience difficulties in your relationships including your relationship with your child. This can put you at higher risk for developing postnatal depression and taking up unhealthy activities such as drinking more. So take care yourself, you matter too!
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