Take time out to schedule vacations. It doesn't matter how short in the beginning. It's a win to get away but to get at least a days drive away is an even bigger win.
Start with weekend short trips to get out of the house and detox from the hustle of the day/week.
You need to have downtime for your own sanity. Getting downtime together is the best downtime. So set your goals for alone time with your mate.
Structure your priorities to get your relaxation time when you need it. That means lining up sitters for pets and children. Ask Family if available but do not expect them to watch your children and/or pets.
Plan on spending money on supervision and then whatever you plan on for vacation expenses.
Something we did not cover in this episode is should you be putting your kids first when it comes to your downtime and relaxation? Let us know in the comments what your take is on this subject.