6. Ask for help
Don’t feel bad about calling a babysitter just so you can enjoy some alone time. “You can take extremely good care of yourself; it doesn’t mean you’re selfish or vain…[or] that you don’t care about other people,” Staples advises. “This is unhealthy guilt—let it go and look at the bigger picture.” Calling for backup can help keep you motivated and energized, which is good for everyone in your family.