I WILL SPEND MORE TIME BY MY­SELF AND LEARN TO SAY ‘NO’ SOME­TIMES

Your Baby & Toddler - - Competition -

You need to look after your­self if you are to look after oth­ers. Think of a flight at­ten­dant who tells you to se­cure your own oxy­gen first in the case of an emer­gency aboard an aircraft.

Amer­i­can car­di­ol­o­gist Dr Mar­i­anne Le­tago says that your whole body re­acts to stress if you are always stand­ing ready to do some­thing for every­one else around you. “You are go­ing to feel as if you have no con­trol. Your brain strug­gles to rest even though you are asleep. Chronic ex­haus­tion in­creases the re­lease of stress hor­mones and makes your blood sugar lev­els rise.”

In­creased stress and ten­sion can lead to di­a­betes, heart prob­lems, prob­lems re­mem­ber­ing things and a ten­dency for fat to gather around your waist.

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