It is easy to doubt yourself when it comes to self care. Do I deserve to take some time for myself? What if things don't get done? Who's going to take care of a, b, c, and z if I take a day off?
The truth? You can't take care of anything if you don't take care of yourself first. A, b, c, and z will still be there. If you are well-rested and content, tackling any task will be that much easier.
What about the things that don't get done? Let your family or significant other step up. Perhaps it is past time for them to learn that you can't do everything. Self-reliance is one of the most important lessons that can be imparted to a child and will serve them well.
Do you deserve the time for yourself? Most definitely!! You wear yourself out on a daily basis taking care of others, fighting for the rights of those you love and of Mother Earth. The time for yourself is necessary to recharge your batteries. Especially in this political climate, you need strength and endurance for the long haul. Take the time you need.