It’s the day when I take a Sabbath. No writing. No working. Just time to worship and relax and reflect.

Sometimes this is the hardest day of the week – I don’t do nothing well. I’m easily bored, and as a writer, it’s easy for me to find something to do. I can always write a few words or read some more research. I can actively think about a project or even do some marketing. It takes a lot of effort for me to actually take a Sabbath day.

But the truth is that I need a day when I intentionally stay away from all that I think of as work. This day gives me a chance to let what has come before become a part of me before I pile more on it, and it allows my mind and body to prepare for what is to come.

This week has been amazing, hard, beautiful, and altogether busy. I’ve done good work; I’ve had good conversations; I’ve thought through important things. Now, I must leave that all and rest for a simple 24 hours. . . just rest.

You’d think this would be easy. . .

What about you? Is taking a break easy for you? Why do you relish or resist it?