Self care isn't about creating large blocks of time to "get away." Every day we have the opportunity to detach from our busy lives, go within and de-stress.
Imagine stress as a glass of water filled to the halfway point. It's not a question of how you see it, half full or half empty, but about how long you can carry it. Hold the glass for a few minutes and you are OK, an hour, a day or a year and you are exhausted. Meditation empties your glass everyday. It's the perfect method to de-stress.