(HealthDay News) -- If you're the type of person who is always doing things for others, you need to find time for yourself, experts say.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this advice:

  • Try to maintain a healthy balance between work and your personal life.
  • Find the time to foster important relationships.
  • Don't be afraid to seek help from others when you need it.
  • Exercise and practice relaxation techniques, which will help lower stress.
  • Keep an open mind, and be willing to try new hobbies and activities.
  • Ask your family doctor for help when it's needed.