How do you make sure that you still take care of yourself when you are taking care of others? A dear friend had a mental health crisis recently and I was so concerned I asked her to spend the night with me, so I could look after her. Well one night turned into 3 days of me watching over her, paying for any groceries and food, setting up therapy appointments. I am so glad that I could help her, but I realized I was so busy taking care of her, I forgot to take care of myself. I didn't take my medications, wasn't sleeping, etc. I know it is important to find balance, yet I keep putting her needs first because they seem much more important.