I was at church yesterday for a marriage prep workshop (can't believe we were participants 9 years ago!) and picked up a helpful resource for folks who are trying to carve out a genuine day off each week. The tips included:
- Reexamine busyness. If you are trying to rest on the weekend but find your Monday-thru-Friday commitments creeping into Sunday, step back and evaluate the cost of these activities.
- Imagine a "snow day". Think of Sabbath as if you were a kid and had a day off from school. You slept late, poked around the house and spent time with your family.
- Set realistic goals. If a full day off doesn't seem doable now, aim for an afternoon of rest each weekend. After a month, go for the whole day.
Source: Our Caring Church, www.carenotes.com