This is one of my favorite lines in common conversation. There is a pressure, or an impulse to round up the usual suspects in an effort to dump the week’s stress in either a happy hour situation or having a happy hour by yourself. Either way, it’s a great stress reliever and makes us yearn for more than two days off a week to relax. I know some who try to stuff their weekends full to the brim with endless activities then will complain about them come Monday morning. I invite you to save one day a week for yourself. Don’t wait until you have that “free weekend” that gets put off from month to month. Each week, give yourself that peace and quiet where you can shut your brain down with a cup of your favorite beverage, book or movie. They say that children can be over stimulated but I firmly believe that adults can be as well. With all the modern advances in technology and the constant contact from those in our lives, whether virtual or real, it is time to take advantage of the “off” button. It is time to value what once was, that is your own thoughts, your life and your goals – no matter what.
I know many religious folks that use this time as a time of
reflection and worship or devotion but it is not limited to religious
people. Not even in the slightest. Sometimes our best ideas and
revelations come from that one moment where the music was turned down, a
movie paused or the crowd went silent. Take a moment for you because
you are important in this picture too.
What is it you are doing this weekend?