I read an interesting quote that Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban named their first daughter Sunday because that is the one day ‘off’ entertainers get and they were both lonely on those days pre-family.
I don’t know if that is the truth, but it is an interesting choice in name, no matter the reasoning. Sundays do tend to be the day for Family Time for most people, and if you are working far away from your family I could see it being a lonely day.
Sunday for me is a day to relax a bit, get prepped for the week ahead, and hang out with my partner. Occasionally it is also a day that extended family time happens, but generally I prefer to savour Sunday with my partner.
What is your Sunday all about?
I have had a glorious few days of really resting and recharging. Spending time in nature. Spending time immersed in a glorious novel. And time to get a few not so fun things done around the house and off the todo list!
Once we step off the treadmill of our regularly over-scheduled lives it is amazing how very tired we are but just kept going as there was a schedule and things need to get done.
Sometimes what needs to get done most is rest.
Did we accomplish anything towards our goals this weekend? Did we spend quality time with loved ones? Did we rest and recharge like a weekend is supposed to be?
I did a lot of resting, but more in a ‘I wore myself out being stressed and busy most of the week’ than in a truly restful way. My goal this week is to build in a bit of time each day to rest and recharge, so that I have next weekend to spend time with good friends.
When was the last time that we had any genuine rest? Last time we took a vacation? Been a while for either? According to the statistics we don’t take all of our vacation time and don’t recharge even we do vacation, because we tend to check back in to work.
So, when was the last time we had a rest. A day with nothing on the agenda. Nothing planned. Except resting. Perhaps some eating, and even preparing food instead of ordering it. No chores done and no items marked off the todo list. An actual day of rest.
Right at this moment, what is the best thing that we can do for ourselves. Is it get off the computer and get outside or is it just sit and think for a moment?
If we stop to listen long enough, we know what is the best next thing we can do for ourselves. Whether it is rest or finally do that horrible nagging thing that has been on our todo list for weeks or months.
Go do the next best thing for you.