2. Break The Patterns
Caregiver.org notes that in many cases, “attitudes and beliefs form personal barriers that stand in the way of caring for yourself.” You may have always put others first, despite the personal consequences of doing so.
The source encourages you to ask yourself some tough questions, such as, “What good will I be to the person I care for if I become ill? If I die?” Identify the reasons for not wanting to care of yourself. For example, if you think taking a break is selfish, or if you have trouble asking for help yourself, it adds.