Sunday, July 31, 2011


"Sunday was the day of rest. Now its one more day for progress"
- Rascall Flatts

As the years pass, no matter what my life entails, Sunday has always unconsciously been known to me as a day of rest. Humans need a day like this to recharge and prepare  for the upcoming week. So why do we see it as another day to work? This isn't even fully religious based if you don't want to take it that way. I just want people to have a couple of hours once a week where they can tell themselves "okay, calm down." 

We don't sleep as much anymore, we use everyday to work, and money is everything. We all sound like high powered CEO's, but we're not. Some say they don't have time to relax, but I truly believe if you prioritize your time, you can squeeze in at least 2 hours of being able to spend with your family. For example, if you do laundry on Sundays what do you do during the time the loads are washing? You're not doing laundry "all day" technically. 

Find some time to spend with your family, significant other, or just yourself. Someone wasn't just sitting in their house one day and said "you know what, I'm going to rest on Sunday." It's a well known way of life that today is a day of rest and for a good reason at that. We perform our best with rest. Hey! That rhymes and I didn't even mean it to. Maybe that can be a phrase you can tell yourself. 

If you're not used to resting, but finally found an hour or two to do so here are some ideas that are considered "resting": 

1. light yoga
2. watching tv
3.  reading a book
4. writing {not emails, but in a journal}
5. take a long shower
6. indulge in your hobbies
7. take a nap 
8. do nothing! 

Today, try to find at least a few minutes where you can rest. You might get antsy during that time but your body is yelling for some rest. Can you hear it? 

No comments:

Post a Comment