No, not like a time out with your friends or a date night out with your spouse.
But a time out....like you would give to a toddler.
Sometimes, just like a toddler having a meltdown over being given the blue cup when he wanted the Dory cup, we need a time out too.
And that is perfectly ok. In fact, it's encouraged!
Give yourself a time out this month. Plan it in advance if you need to, or announce outright that you need a time out.
Give yourself a bit of quiet and space to reflect. To recharge. To sip a coffee, while it's still hot.
Time outs are just as effective as diffusing emotions for adults as they are for calming little ones.