I am a firm believer in one day of the week being a day of rest.
On Sunday, just as I do during the week, I go through my morning routine of bible study, meditation, and social media updates. It happens a little later as I'm not on a schedule like I am during the week.
Sunday gives me a chance to reflect on the week just completed and to plan for the week ahead. I use my 30 Commit journal to take a look at what I did to move myself closer to some goals I have set for myself. I use it to organize my week and to look at what is coming up.
Sunday gives me a chance to sit and read. I take time to read for a longer period of time than I have a chance to do during the week. I take turns between a novel and a personal development book. I like to read a novel, because I don't have to think as much. I can just picture what is happening in my mind as I read. That differs from personal development books that I use to learn, change, adapt, and advance. There's a lot more thinking and applying involved. Having both types of books at my fingertips allows me the chance to make a choice depending upon my mood.
Sunday gives me a chance to write for more focused blocks of time. While during the week, I carve 30-45 minutes a day to write, I can write longer pieces or string together shorter ones for upcoming blog posts. I can do some dreaded editing, important but not as much fun for me as the creation of the piece itself.
Sunday gives me a chance to reflect upon what I'm grateful for in the bigger picture. I try to do this practice daily with the Five Minute Journal app, but Sundays give me more time to really take it all in. During the daily rush, I can get self-absorbed and think that things are tough. When I take a step back on Sunday, I'm reminded once again that I'm incredibly fortunate in all that I have in my life and that it's really, really fantastic.
Sunday gives me a chance to rest my body. I get up a little later and sometimes take a nap. This morning I got up a little before 8:00 and then laid down for a respite around 10:30. I might even take another one this afternoon, who knows? But it's nice that I have that option if I want to take it.
As the day draws to a close tonight, I will make sure that I'm ready to go for the week. I will know what meetings are going on, where I need to be on certain days, and when I can work out. Meals are loosely planned and I know which days I will be able to hit the gym.
I think the most important thing that each of us needs to realize is that we need one day a week to rest, reflect, and recharge.
Sunday is that day for me.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.