I was a pretty good kid, so I never got a “time-out.” But secretly, I always wanted one. It just sounded like a good idea to have some quality, adult-approved quiet time to take care of just me.
As adults, taking a time-out is an important part of practicing radical self-care. It is a chance to upgrade our relationship with ourselves. (And we really should upgrade our personal relationship at least as often as we upgrade our I-tunes). More importantly, making space for personal growth keeps us from getting stuck in our habits and allows us to discover new ways of experiencing life. This helps us expand our range and stay inspired about life.