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Why You Should Make Sunday Your Day for Rest and Relaxation

While many people have quit the old tradition of resting on Sundays, others continue to see the benefits of taking it easy on this day. No matter what your beliefs are, living by some religious traditions can be beneficial to a person’s health and well-being. The following are a few reasons why you should consider always resting on Sundays.

To Keep Sundays Sacred

Whether you’re traditional or not, holding traditions sacred can create meaning in your life. For instance, relaxing on Sundays is similar to attending church services or praying. If you are religious, you might have wondered how did God “rest”? Contemplating this answer for yourself can help you understand how to personally use Sunday for resting and make it a sacred day. However, you don’t even have to be religious in order to make your Sunday sacred. You can create other meaningful rituals for yourself to take care of your mental health and be rejuvenated for the upcoming week. Consider using something like meditation or yoga as your sacred time each week. Use Sunday as a break from your typical busy life.

For Religious Reasons

If you have knowledge of religion, you might have heard of why resting on Sunday matters. For example, one such reason can be because God commands it. But what if this doesn’t seem like a sufficient enough reason? The truth is you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do, but seeing the benefits can change your life for the better. Since you’ll be taking religion more seriously, you can feel a higher level of fulfillment in your daily life. This means you’ll likely be more open to cultivating meaningful relationships and committing to do charitable deeds on a regular basis. Religion is more than just a word, it’s a way of life and dedicating Sunday for your religious practices can help you grow as a person. No matter what your religious beliefs are, you can benefit from a Sunday rest.

To Gain Peace of Mind

Taking the same day of the week off every week, such as Sunday, can give you peace of mind and a feeling of familiarity. Indeed, you can have the chance to take time off of work, school, household chores, and other duties. Additionally, you’ll always have Sunday to look forward to as a day of calmness. Moreover, you can gain inner peace from practicing relaxation every week. Block out your Sunday from any tasks. Don’t schedule any events or chores. Make this a habit and you’ll always have your Sunday to look forward to. Over time, it will benefit your mental health and focus for the week ahead.

If you don’t have the time to rest on Sundays, then you can do so on a different day. However, resting on Sunday might allow you to gain meaning and a sense of purpose for sticking by traditional values. Make a goal to give yourself the relaxation you deserve. You might even get your spouse, family, or friends to join you and see the benefits it brings to your life.

Kara Masterson

Kara is a freelance writer from West Jordan who graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max.

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