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We were created to need rest
Exodus 23:12 “You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but on the seventh day you must stop working. This gives your ox and your donkey a chance to rest. It also allows your slaves and the foreigners living among you to be refreshed.”
If you look up refresh in the dictionary you will find it means,to provide new vigor and ENERGY by rest (emphasis is mine).
In order to get the most done everyday day we need energy. We find energy in REST.
Essentially to rest is to refuel.
I know taking a full day off each and every week is hard, especially if you have small children.
However, try your best to plan a day each week, where you toss the “To Do List” and relax.
Yes, plan to relax. Plan for simple meals this day like sandwiches for lunch and a freezer meal to thaw for dinner. Plan to say no to commitments that day.
Then when the day arrives do what you find relaxing.
I like to kick back and read, or watch Netflix and craft. Other days I might join my eldest son on a long bike ride, or play board games with my daughter all afternoon. Some days I might coupon the day away, or make up new planning sheets because I find it fun.
The trick is to find those activities you find restful and do them on this day, or do nothing and simply take a nap.
Taking a full day of rest from your work, will recharge your batteries and leave your with energy to attack whatever you need to accomplish in the weeks ahead. Also having a rest day to look forward too all week long makes you more willing to push through times when you are tired of your work.
Looking for a bit more motivation to take at least a day off each week? Read this short ebook “What The Most Successful People Do On The Weekend” . It is the ebook that finally convinced me to go back to my practice of taking a day off when I went through a period of straying from it.
Dig Into The Time Management Series Using The Links Below
Introduction: 31 Days Of Time Saving Tips For The Work-At-Home Mom
Day One: Perform a Time Audit
Day Two: Night Owl Or Morning Bird?
Day Three: Where are Your Largest Windows?
Day Four: Making the Most of Small Windows
Day Five: Daily To Do Lists
Day Six: Maximizing The To Do List
Day Seven: Say No
Day Eight: Eliminate Poor Yes Choices
Day Nine: Put Your Time Offenders On a Budget
Day Ten: Combine Joy
Day Eleven: Making Effective Use of Waiting Time
Day Twelve: Making Use of Travel Time
Day Thirteen: Making The Most of Mom Taxi in Waiting Time
Day Fourteen: Take Time to Rest a Few Moments Each Day
Day Fifteen: Tag-Team
Day Sixteen: Involve the Kids
Day Seventeen: Mechanical Slaves
Day Eighteen: Outside Help
Day Nineteen: Timer Magic
Day Twenty: Take a Rest Day (you are here)
Day Twenty One: Less Stuff, Less Mess, More Time
Day Twenty Two: Hold A Family Work Bee
Day Twenty Three: Keep Gatherings Simple
Day Twenty Four: Saving Time in The Kitchen
Day Twenty Five: The Self Cleaning Home
Day Twenty Six: Streamlining Your Homeschooling day
Day Twenty Seven: Create an I Did It List
Day Twenty Eight: Create a Simple Cleaning Routine
Day Twenty Nine: Create To Go Bags
Day Thirty: Making Minimum Standards
Day Thirty One: Treat Life Like a Marathon Not a Sprint
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