Taking a timeout is usually reserved for children after misbehaving, who often find themselves facing a wall in the corner of a room in order to regroup and think about what they did.
In that context it is a punishment, however, in this setting, it is a pleasurable retreat from busy activities we are usually engaged in.
In the dictionary it is referred to as a period of time when we stop what we are usually doing, and rest or do something else instead.
That is music to my ears, as I take a brief time out from writing papers in my graduate course, and regroup with you to say hello.
It is always important to take a break and give ourselves some breathing room. Ahhh….
That said, what have you been up to, and where is your favorite place to meditate or take a breather?