We all lead very busy lives between work, school, and other social activities and responsibilities. With this brings an overwhelming sense of never ending, so this is why we need one day a week, yes, one day a week to stop whatever we are doing and rest. You need to rest. I need to rest. Take a day off for yourself where you can do absolutely nothing or something that brings you enjoyment. If reading a book, listening to music, binge watching a show, people watching, lying in bed, etc. makes you happy and relaxed, then go for it. Because at the end of the day if we’re not taking the time to rejuvenate our mind, body, and soul, what is the point? We can’t be so hellbent on doing things that we never take the time to just relax. Let’s change that and as a result, we will be much more grounded.
In a perfect world, we would easily be able to have a Day of Rest (D.O.R), but we know the world is far from it. Here are some helpful tips:
- Work around your schedule; if you have two days off make sure one of them is reserved for your D.O.R.
- Divide your chores for six days a week (yep, this means you will have to do some at the end of a work day but it will all be worth it)
- Make a note for your rest day in your calendar and set a reminder. Remember you are “busy” that day.
- Plan ahead what you’ll like to do with your D.O.R. A good way to do so would be to jot down the things you daydream about while working or in school. Who said escapism can’t be good sometimes?
Taking care of your mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being is extremely crucial, so, please… take time out for you!
“Life is going to happen regardless, so take the time to be.” – The Interno (K. McQueen)