There are times when we need to be alone with God, so our strength can be renewed & restored.
There were times when He separated Himself so that He could take care of what was really important. This did not mean that He was not kind to others, but He understood the priority of attending to His own well-being and to be kind to Himself in the process, so that He could be kind to others.
If we cannot be kind to ourselves how will we be kind to others? If we can’t give to ourselves the time and attention that we need, how will we find the strength to give it to others?