It is of utmost importance that you care for yourself, as your own loving and wise parent, looking after your physical and emotional needs: from eating well, to getting sleep, to providing rest and renewal, to connecting with people, to providing a little time for things that bring you joy and nourish you. This is not selfish - as it would not be indulgent to provide this for a child - but responsible. You must take this responsibility seriously.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.