I've started to notice that I have pretty obvious signs that I need a break from my kids. My only scheduled "breaks" are the 2 days I work out of the home. My job is involves taking care of other people, so I'm told that's not really a break. Today, for instance, I'm pretty tense and irritable (read: need a break!) but I'm alone with my kids until bedtime tonight. Both kids are napping right now, and sometimes I struggle to use my time wisely so I feel refreshed when they wake up.

What are some ways you get breaks or take care of yourself? What about when you're unable to actually get away?