Take care of yourself before you take care of others. Because you can only give what you have. If you try to give something that you do not have then you will have to stretch yourself a lot. In the long run it would make you drained and empty.
If you are a leader, mother, father or any kind of caregiver then it is must for you. Take care of yourself first before you take care of others.
When you take care of yourself then you will be able to give more to people. You will be able to add more value to others. You will be able to become a better parent, better spouse, better leader, better friend and a better human being as well.
Develop a self-care strategy for yourself. Find out at least three things you can do to take care of yourself. Start by doing one of those and slowly make those self-care strategies your daily habit.