Our lives are often so hectic, jam-packed with work and family that the last person that we look after is usually ourself.

However, it is important that we do look after ourselves, so that we can look after others in our lives  effectively. The analogy of the oxygen mask on a plane.

A good place to start is by taking care of our own health, to be active,  to give, to keep learning, to take notice and to connect with people. All of these have been shown to improve our emotional wellbeing and happiness. Joining a local club or activity can be a great way to do this.

As we juggle home life with work and career, many of us have to re-examine our values and aspirations, leading us to make changes or even re-invent ourselves.