Learn to say no to demands, requests, invitations, and activities that leave you with no time for yourself. Until I learned to say no, and mean it, I was always overloaded by stress. You may feel guilty and selfish at first for guarding your down- time, but you’ll soon find that you are a much nicer, more present, more productive person in each instance you do choose to say yes.”
― Holly Mosier
If your not centered enough to be present then trying to help others or be present for them becomes an enormous challenge. Taking care of you is taking care of others. It’s a way to care for and about those people around you.