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a sentiment she understands, but
one she wants to unravel.
"It's not selfish, because when
things are selfish, only you reap
the benefit from it," Gobin says.
"Self-care doesn't fall into that
realm. When you take better care
of yourself, you are a better wife,
better mother, better boss, better
employee, daughter, sister-you can
be more patient with your children
and your partner. You can give them
the best version of you."
Gobin likens it to a dinner party:
If you are inviting people to your
home, you wouldn't, say, feed them
the 2-week-old spaghetti in the back
of the fridge. You'd prepare something from fresh ingredients.
"That's the type of person you
want to show up as," she says. "A
fresh mom, a fresh spouse, a fresh
friend. When we take that time to
take care of ourselves, we can show
up in our relationships fresh and
recharged and ready to give them
the best of ourselves."
It's also important that you give
you the best of you. Take care of
yourself because you deserve it,
Gobin says.

Give Yourself a Break

Women are busy. In addition
to hands-on parenting and
demanding careers, they are
still largely responsible for the
"emotional labor" of parenting
and managing a household-
remembering birthdays and doctor
appointments; menu planning,
grocery shopping and cooking;
making sure that the day-care
check is written and that everyone
has clean clothes for the next day.
A 2018 United Nations report
found that, globally, women do
2.6 times the unpaid care and
domestic work that men do.
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