"Man is never alone... That which dreams through him is always there to support him from within."
~ Laurence van der Post ~
Sometimes, for our own mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being we have to drop everything and put ourselves first. We can become so much about doing for others that we forget who we are and what revives us. We become bedraggled and worn out.
And if we have become utterly habituated to doing for others, putting ourselves first for a change might induce guilt in us, but it needn't. Self-care is the main ingredient, and arguably the most important ingredient, for good living and good health.
I let go of misplaced guilt and take time for myself when I need restoration and solitude.