Hope Wissel, Relax, Reflect, Recharge

Rest and Recharge

YEAH for Sunday.  Growing up, Sundays were a day for church, family and family dinners  No, I am not going to preach to you or get religious.  What I am going to talk about is the importance of taking time to rest, re-charge and reward yourself.

For some people Sundays still mean a day of church and family because this is the way that they recharge their battery for the upcoming week.  For many years, Sunday was just another day to me.  In today’s world where most business is done 7 days a week, I too had to work sometimes on Sunday.  When I worked in the non-profit world, Sundays were spent traveling to one of my daughter’s many sporting events.  Okay, still family time but often very little time to recharge my battery.  How do you spend your Sundays?  Do you have off from your 9 – 5 job but try to cram all of the errands/ chores into that one day?  Do you work a second job to make ends meet so there is never really down time? Are you the “taxi” driver for the kids on the weekend?  Are you a workaholic so there is never really any down time from work?

Whatever you are doing – STOP and REWARD yourself with some me time.  As women, by nature, we take care of everyone else putting ourselves on the bottom of the list.  There never seems to be enough time to get your nails done, read a book, take a relaxing bath – whatever your “guilty” pleasure is.  I say that because most of the time when we do take time for ourselves, we feel guilty about leaving the kids/ hubby and as a result, we don’t relax or re-charge.  

I know you are thinking – no time, no money, no one to watch the kids and the list goes on.  Your reward doesn’t have to be anything expensive or lavish or even last for hours.  Your reward could be – A walk in the park or along the beach (my favorite spot); a half hour reading your favorite book, time in the morning (before everyone is up) to read or do devotions; working in your garden, a trip to get your nails done; a soak in the tub with the earbuds on so no one can disturb you.  It can be whatever will pamper YOU and help YOU feel refreshed to conquer the challenges in your life and the upcoming week.  Plan it, put it on the calendar if you have to schedule it – DO IT!  I hope I get this saying right “For when momma isn’t happy – NO ONE is happy”.  

Don’t you deserve a little me time?  Sunday, a day of rest, so what will you do to pamper yourself today?  As for me, I may be working in the morning but when I am done – I will be taking a walk and enjoying the day!  CELEBRATE – ENCOURAGE – REWARD yourself, you deserve it!

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

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