The first time I meet the parents of a newborn, I always give them a little lecture.
In order to be a good parent, I say, you have to take care of yourself first. You cannot be a good parent (or a good partner, or good at your job) unless you are well rested and practicing excellent self care.
A well rested parent, you ask? Yeah, right. But the point remains.
Well, I’m going to take a spoonful of my own medicine and will be on holiday for a month, unplugged. I will return at the end of June, with renewed vim and vigor.
What is that old saying? Doctor, heal thyself.
And so I will.