A Day of Rest
Is there really such a thing as a day of rest anymore? Could a fast paced world go backwards to a time when being with family, going to church and unplugging was a priority?
I don't think our "world" would participate, but... could I? Could I set aside a day every week in which I reset my body and mind and rekindle my relationship with God to a primary relationship instead of a secondary? Worse than that, if I'm being honest... because it's currently, often... a when I think about it relationship, or when I am in need. That's not what I want.
I have the opportunity for the first time in my life to set my schedule my own way... I am ... retired from the work force. Ooo... that felt good, I need to say that again....
I am retired from the workforce.
Now.. I get to build my life my own way.
So far, being the workaholic that I am, I just spent more time on the computer. Always researching, learning, creating, building and on this trip, it has really affected me. I need to slow down. My body started letting me know. Headaches, eyes hurting, backaches... just an overall weariness. Add that to traveling, stresses of said travel, and there was no time to... rest.. recuperate... and worship.
Which is doubly bad, because no one is FORCING me to work. I have no "boss", no set schedule.
I am getting ready to revamp my entire business. I'm going to attempt to fit it around my life instead of the other way around. I miss my children. I miss reading and just staring at a sunset.
After this trip is complete and I actually reach the end of the Oregon Trail... I'll be... beginning again. Things will be a little scary. Unknown. Un- planned. Wide open, I guess...
Can a workaholic in this day and age commit to "not working" for one day a week? No computer. No social media. No creating, note-taking, researching, writing, recording, promoting...
I'll be honest, I'm skeptical. But, always one for a challenge...
I can see the benefits, but habits are hard to change.
One day a week... I can do this right? (I'm actually kind of laughing at myself right now... why am I "dreading" this attempt? Why am I not running at it with both arms open? This may be harder than I thought!)
Yes! I deserve a day of rest.
It was all part of the Master's plan and since I don't have to sacrifice any dead things on any alters, it's the least I can do, right?