There is a nugget of insight in every preflight briefing:
“Secure your oxygen mask first before assisting others.”
The logic is simple: once your own needs are met, you are in a much better position to take care of others. If you run out of air, you’re no good to anyone else.
Prioritizing romantic intimacy with your partner once kids join the picture…
Or making time for the things that bring you joy…
This isn’t selfishness. It is simply putting on your oxygen mask.
To do the most good for others, take care of yourself first.