You have to take care of yourself, or you won't be fit to look after your family. Being constantly tired takes its toll, and you will lack energy, then concentration, then lose patience and become angry more often . . .
These are just a few symptoms which indicate how stress can affect you, and ignoring them only makes them build up until your body makes you slow down and take notice. Don't wait until you have a physical illness, because then you will have lost any choice - you won't be able to look after your children as you really want to.
Make time for yourself, and find ways to relax that suit you. In only a few minutes you can calm your stress levels down, so you can feel more balanced and in control. Start with breathing exercises, they're a really easy way to make a difference. A quick de-stress technique is included in the Stress Relief Special created for Zen Mommies at Blog Talk Radio.
This video has the result of a mother's relief from the stress of her daughter's tantrums following a session of the Z Point Process. The whole family had suffered from the disruptive tantrums, but Z Point cleared the root cause of the daughter's unhappiness without any effort from the mother.
After the session, the daughter stopped being destructive, and the mother was able to feel relaxed with her. Once you clear your own feelings of stress, everyone around you benefits too, which in turn makes you calmer, so it's a win-win situation.
"I was always at peace because of the way my mom treated me." - Martina Hingis
"Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character." - Hosea Ballou