Over the last couple of months, I've kidded y business partner about requiring his "me time." We all do, but I sensed he felt guilty about taking time for himself. Rather than to say, "I need some time for myself," he withdrew emotionally ever so slightly but enough for me to notice. He's not alone in feeling guilty about taking time for ourselves. I too struggle with taking time for myself.
A few months ago I began a daily routine that includes reading, journaling, meditation and exercise. My "me time" has produced great results. It has actually given me more energy and stamina to face the challenges of work and family. A a little bit of "me" has translated to a better "we." If I'm OK, everyone in my sphere is better for it too.