Weekend: Holiday

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In some ways, the weekend-slow down can be compared to a holiday as we set aside a good portion of the weekday activities, which is key to our rhythm of living.

Even, so. 

Uncompleted tasks are often reserved for the weekend, which in turn makes the weekend an extension of the week rather than a holiday.

The thing is . . . the weekend holiday . . .  matters. 

It’s not to be a rule but a ritual. Setting time aside to pause and restore is a centuries-long belief.   The book, Exodus, discussed this as an element of Sabbath: ” . . . Work six days and do everything you need to do. But the seventh day is a Sabbath to God, your God . . .

Definition

Holiday:

“A day on which one is exempt from work” (Merriam-Webster). 

First Things First

We usually think our busyness is a result of our relational, home,  work, or some other kind of circumstance.  Slowing down requires us to take responsibility for being too busy.

 The thing is . . . this is a humbling process . . . because . . .  it can seem easier to blame circumstances than to do the work of slowing down.

  1.  Look through the lens of honesty.
  • Where are the places you are too busy?
  • Evaluate what busyness says about your life.

The stress of busyness is a revelation of the need for transformation in specific areas of life. 

2.  Delete one thing from your calendar this weekend.

Repeat. Every. Weekend.  

I can tell you for sure, a weekend holiday makes an incredible difference in how life is lived.

As always, you are invited to take a seat at TableThink‘s virtual table and join the conversation.

So. 

Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or something.  Find a sweet spot during the weekend to take time for a holiday.  

Pause. Breathe. And. Slow down. 

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TableThink’s Next

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TableThink’s Weekly Rhythm, Routine, And Ritual 

  • Routine: A regular and fixed weekly best practice.
  • Rhythm: A sequenced pattern of living.
  • Ritual:  A set apart time and space for meaningful and sacred moments.

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