Day Nineteen, and Some Thoughts about Days of Rest
Posted by Elisa Beatty Jan 28 2012, 11:09 pm
Happy Sunday, everyone!
I had a great time sprinting yesterday morning with several of you–it felt great to be back at my writing work!!
Sadly, the day job will continue to kick my rear until Tuesday, as I struggle to make it through my (slowly shrinking!!) skyscrapers of papers to grade. I know I won’t be making my Festival goal for this week either, but I’ll be shooting into high gear as soon as my grades are turned in.
Which brings me to (paradoxically or otherwise) to the idea of Days of Rest. It’s Sunday today, the traditional Christian sabbath. I’ve always loved the idea that Judaism and Christianity have as a central tenet that people should pause from their normal work once every seven days and devote themselves to a different pace and a different mode of thinking.
I know many Festival participants have built days off into their goal system, and there’s great wisdom in doing that. Sometimes you need to step away, recharge, look at the bigger picture. If you DIDN’T build any time off into your goal system, and you’re starting to feel a bit of fatigue, go ahead and revise your system. It’s not cheating–it’s a healthy part of the process.
Day of rest or otherwise, how are you all doing today?