I don’t know about you but I rarely put myself first. I make sure that everyone around me is fed and watered and happy before I even think of myself. I say yes when people ask for help before actually thinking of the impact it will have on me. I usually put myself and my mental health bottom.
It really is the wrong way to be. You can still be a good friend, partner or parent if you put yourself first. Plus if you do put your mental health before other people, you’re likely to get well quicker and stay well for longer. Which in the long run benefits everyone.
I’m now home after attending my best friends wedding. I planned the hen party I made the cake and I helped as much as I could, but I also made sure I looked after myself. I went to bed when…
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