Tackle It Tuesday: Put “Take a Break” on Your To-Do List

by Stacey Nerdin

Stacey here…

Sometimes the most important thing you can put on your To Do list is “Take a Break!”

Our family has been busy preparing for a cross-country move, and the stress in our house is almost tangible. Then just a month after our relocation, we will be sending our oldest daughter off to college. Life is one big emotional roller-coaster right now.

This week my husband and I had the opportunity to visit our new town in advance of our move, just to get things settled with the house and schools here. I almost told my husband to take the trip without me; I didn’t feel like I could spare one single second away from the planning and prepping at home.

But my husband insisted, and I’m so glad he did.

When times are tough and deadlines are tight, it’s still important to take a moment to just breath. So that’s what I’ll be doing this week – just breathing - and looking forward to a bright and exciting future for everyone in my family.

Tackle It Tuesday Take a Break

I'm tackling a little R & R this week!

Calling All Tacklers!

We’re looking for YOU – guest bloggers to post about your own tackles right here. If you are interested in showing off your tackles (we all need some tips and ideas!) then send a quick email to me at staceynerdin@msn.com. Thanks for your inspiring tackles!!

Mom Bloggers — what are you tackling this week?

Link up your Tackle it Tuesday post…

Tell us what you’re up to with all your other tackles… housework and otherwise… add your link to your tackle in the Linky below!

We are Tackling Our To-Do Lists Together and making housework bloggable — Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

Find out more about how Tackle It Tuesday began.
The project can be little or big – whatever you want.

Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in tackling all our tasks — whether household or otherwise.

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.

Email Author    |    Website About Stacey Nerdin

Stacey has blogged personally at her site, Tree, Root, and Twig, since 2005. When she's not online or busy with her husband and five kids, she's probably learning a new hobby, reading a book, taking a nap, or catching up on her DVR. You can find her on Google+ or Twitter at @StaceyNerdin.

View all articles by

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Barb July 18, 2012 at 1:47 pm

I took a little R & R yesterday at a local lake. The water was bath water temp, and there was a refreshing breeze. The kids had a blast and made friends while I watched them get more comfortable in the water.


2 Nicole July 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Good for you. Its amazing what a little “me-time” can do for your outlook and output. I actually think there’s some science supporting this – but I’m on a break right now.


3 Claire Challenor July 24, 2012 at 3:29 am

I love this! I’ve been trying to keep on the treadmill of family life for too long that I forgot all about ‘me time’. Thanks for the reminder!



Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: