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  • Writer's pictureJared L. Thomas

Resting Ain't Easy

We certainly hit the ground running this year. I hope you've enjoyed Blog week, but now it's time for our weekly break. But don't worry we still have loads of content coming out this year. But for now, I want to talk to you about the importance of scheduling time to rest. Now, I know what you might be thinking. Rest? Who has time for that? We're all so busy and there's so much to do! But trust me, making time for rest is crucial for maintaining both physical and mental health.

Now, I'm not saying you need to take a three-week vacation every other month (although, if you can swing it, more power to you). But it is important to set aside specific times for rest and relaxation.

This can be as simple as setting aside a few hours on the weekend to just kick back and do nothing, or it can be something more structured like blocking out vacation days on the calendar.

For me personally, one of the most meaningful ways I schedule time for rest is by observing the Sabbath. Now, the Sabbath is a day of rest and worship that is observed by many religions, including Judaism and Christianity. On the Sabbath, I abstain from work and other "productive" activities and instead focus on rest, reflection, and connection with others. And as a business owner, I also make sure to give my staff the day off so they can observe the Sabbath as well if they choose to.

Observing the Sabbath has been a huge source of joy and nourishment for me, and I truly believe it has had a positive impact on my overall well-being. It's a time to disconnect from the busyness of the world and recharge my batteries, and I always feel more energized and focused after a day of rest.

So, my friends, I urge you to make time for rest in your schedules. It might seem like a luxury, but trust me, it's a necessity. And who knows, you might just find that taking a break from the hustle and bustle can actually make you more productive and successful in the long run. Take care!

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