Many spiritual and religious traditions include having a day of rest. Even for those of you without a specific spiritual or religious path, wouldn’t a day of rest a week sound wonderful? Perhaps you would like to have a day of rest once a week to go have a picnic by a lake with your family, or a day up in the mountains.
Of course, the question is how to make this happen!
This is something I am working toward and can only share my progress and plans. To me, there needed to be several things in place before I could have a day of rest. These things included 1-all the housework and laundry done beforehand, the refrigerator full, errands done 2- a plan for meals and advance meal preparation for our day of rest to also include a special dinner the night before our day of rest 3- a plan for that day for my family, including perhaps a special box of things that only come out on that day for the children to play with in the morning and also notions on how we would spend our day.
My plans so far include doing things each day of the week to get ready for the day of rest, and using the two days before the day of rest as more serious preparation days. This past weekend we experimented with easy meals/meals made in advance and found that satisfactory. Having a plan to get housework, laundry, errands, grocery shopping all done and in place has also been a huge help.
Just something to think about and see if this appeals to you,