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Smarter Mom: When is your chill-out time?

Posted by on Dec. 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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Look around. Are they are all busy? Maybe napping, possibly playing on the new iPad mini, perhaps reading a text from a buddy. Tiptoe if you must. Go...go now...yes, I'm talking about you escaping for a much-needed mom chill-out time.

You know of this, don't you? Those times -- could be little as 10 minutes, as long as an hour - when you get to take a break. You could nap, play Angry Birds, read, write a poem, go for a run, or just sit there. That is the beauty of mom chill-out time. It is whatever you want it to be.

All of us need to take time for ourselves. Last week, over on the Mad Life hub, there was lots of talk about how tired we are. Sometimes, taking a break, which may seem counterproductive when you feel like you have every minute accounted for, is exactly what you need to do.

I am not good at taking time for myself. Me? I'd love to take an afternoon and go to the movies. By myself. See something totally mindless. Or go take a dance class. Or a long walk...can't remember the last time I did that. Hmm, resolution time is coming up. I know what will be on the top of my list.

Do you take a chill-out time? What do you like to do?

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by Ruby Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 12:08 AM
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I most certainly do,
Relax, read & play on the computer :)

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by Nora on Dec. 27, 2012 at 12:08 AM
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My lunch break i go for a walk

flowerfunleah
by Gold Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 1:16 AM
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Yeah! I use reeallly long hot showers or baths as my mommy time.

MixedCooke
by Silver Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 2:36 AM

15 minutes before I go to sleep

mom2jessnky
by Platinum Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 6:35 AM
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My chill out time is first thing in the morning. I like to drink my first cup of coffee and putz around on the computer.

momma-flynn
by Greta on Dec. 27, 2012 at 7:00 AM
On days off of work its the mornings before dd wakes up
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by on Dec. 27, 2012 at 7:19 AM
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I wake up earlier than everyone else so I can enjoy coffee and computer time. drinking

MamaJane
by Jane:) on Dec. 27, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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This. Like right now.


Quoting mom2jessnky:

My chill out time is first thing in the morning. I like to drink my first cup of coffee and putz around on the computer.

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by Sarah on Dec. 27, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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CM is a definite part of chill-out time for me. It's nice because you can make use of just ten minutes on the computer. I also love reading on my Nook, but I usually want 20-30 minutes for that...
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SweetLuci
by Luci on Dec. 27, 2012 at 8:08 AM

 Usually go walk on the beach, then just sit there watching the waves with a book on my lap that I brought to read! lol

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