Posts Tagged ‘stress’

Time Out

March 28, 2011

The other day I found myself sitting on the stairway that goes upstairs.  I was putting on my shoes, but I stopped for a moment of reflection.  That stairway is where we would send our boys when they needed a time out.

The boys really hated time outs.  It was an effective punishment for years.  It regularly, effectively, diffused situations that were becoming tense.

There are times in my life when I could use a time out.

It is not that I am misbehaving, rather it is times that are becoming tense.   There are moments when I could use a few minutes on the step, cooling off, and doing nothing but a little reflection.

Do you need a time out?

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