Friday, June 28, 2013

Rethinking the Work Week

I'm all in favor of having Fridays off, like I have today, to work from home and regroup for the best part of the week!

I haven't unplugged completely and wonder if I can.

It's sacred, really, to have time and space, free of interruption.  We get so distracted, not just by others, but by our digital world.  That's what I like about walking, as it provides time for deep thinking and creativity.  In lazier moments, I try meditation.

Check out the Sabbath Manifesto - it has  a list of ten core principles that encourage mindfulness.  Check out their project described here:

About this Project

The Sabbath Manifesto is a creative project designed to slowdown lives in an increasingly hectic world.  Way back when, God said, “On the seventh day thou shalt rest.”  The meaning behind it was simple: Take a break. Call a timeout. Find some balance. Recharge.  Somewhere along the line, however, this mantra for living faded from modern consciousness. The idea of unplugging every seventh day now feels tragically close to impossible. Who has time to take time off? We need eight days a week to get tasks accomplished, not six.
 The ten principles:
1.  Avoid technology.
2.  Connect with loved ones.
3.  Nurture your health.
4.  Get outside.
5.  Avoid commerce.
6.  Light candles.
7.  Drink wine.
8.  Eat bread.
9.  Find silence.
10.  Give back.

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