What a day of rest means for one millennial woman.
About a year ago, I began observing Sunday Sabbath, and it has made a big difference in how I manage stress and handle the demands of living in a fast-paced world. Taking a full day of rest has helped me to create and nurture a consistent, wholesome work-life balance.
My husband and I heard a sermon at our church about a family who had been observing Sabbath for over a decade, and their personal testimony about how it changed their lives for the better, made us stop and think twice about how we spent our time on Sundays. We were inspired to give it a try.
I work a salaried job during the week, and teach yoga on weekends. My husband runs his own business Monday through Saturday. We have two dogs and a baby on the way. At first, it was tempting to work a little bit on Sundays. For example, I wanted to be able to pick up a class to substitute teach on Sunday in order to earn some extra money, and my husband wanted to check his work e-mail and log in to his business accounts.
However, we stuck to our commitment to not take work-related actions, and it has resulted in both of us enjoying intimate and meaningful time together on Sundays, as well as feeling more refreshed when we start the work-week on Monday morning.