Too Stressed to Plan Your Mommy Time-Out?

Image courtesy of Danilo Rizzuti /

Image courtesy of Danilo Rizzuti /

The thought of me planning my MTO this week was making me feel stressed because it was yet another thing I needed to plan.

Are you feeling this way now?

Well, I am happy to tell you there is hope!

I did have my MTO this week, but I didn’t plan it like the other MTO’S I have had.

In the past, after I drop the girls off at school I run my errands, come home and take care of the house chores. Well, not this time, I told myself!

This time, I decided that after dropping off the kids, instead of running errands or going grocery shopping I was going to come home and watch a couple of movies and take a long nap.

Yes, there were dirty dishes to be washed, laundry to be done and the house to be cleaned, but I didn’t care, it would eventually get done!

I was able to overcome the guilt of not doing my house chores by telling myself that my dirty home is not going to control me. So, I got myself a cup of coffee, made myself an omelette and put on the movie “Monster-In-Law”.  I tried seeing it the other day, but I was interrupted too many times, so finally I got to see it from beginning to end. That movie had me laughing so hard! I hope I never become a mother-in-law like that when my children decide to get married!

Then I went upstairs and took a two hour nap. I woke up feeling refreshed and wonderful.

My MTO was planned spontaneously which was awesome because very little planning had to be done.

So if you don’t have time to plan your MTO, just look for those moments when you can take it in the moment. And yes, it is possible! I’m living proof of that!  You just have to decide what is more important at any given time.

I was good to myself because I knew if I did not take care of myself, my family would suffer in the long run.

So, if you haven’t planned your MTO this week, don’t stress out, just do it when you can! But DO take care of you before you start snapping at your love ones!

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