Sunday, June 13, 2010

lesson thirteen | a day of rest guarantees good things for the rest of the week

“Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.” – Ralph Marston



There's nothing better than taking a day 'off' during the week. A day where you don't think about anything else other than that day. A week off the pressures of life. To just enjoy.

Statistics say that you live longer if you do.

My theory is that we also function better too.

After having a restful day yesterday (including a nana nap), today was relaxing too. But I'm amazed and what was achieved.

By 4pm, I had prepared 3 cooked meals (which included yummy pancakes for breakfast), done all the washing and folding, completed all those little sewing jobs, washed walls, cleaned 2 prams and had a spotless kitchen.

In that time I'd also spent enjoyable time with most of my little family.

It was just one of those days where the kids played quietly, hubby and I could catch up over casual conversation (and guitar playing), while getting those little jobs finished. All in a semi-rested environment.

It was bliss. And the perfect way to finish a lovely weekend.