How to Rest for a FULL 24 Hours and NOT Feel Guilty

How to Rest for a FULL 24 Hours and NOT Feel Guilty
In our world today, the term "REST" is associated with laziness. 

I know you know I'm right. We can't sit for 5 minutes without feeling like we should be getting something done. Hustle hustle hustle. More more more. "We can't slow down, 'cause more is best... it's all an endless process. I MISS MAYBERRY!!!" (I hope you're jamming at the top of your lungs by now ;)

But what if I told you that you should be taking an ENTIRE day of rest. A full 24 hours. Lump in your throat? Slight panic? I feel that. 

"How will my kids eat?"
"My house will be a disaster!"
"That's setting my week up for failure."

These were all things I said to myself. But then a friend really challenged me to take a scriptural look at rest. The Bible talks very highly of rest. In fact it's mentioned at least 72 times that I found! It's one of the Ten Commandments y'all! 

Exodus 20:8-11 says, "“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy."

Even God rested y'all! He sets the ultimate example here!!

So what does a day of rest look like? It will vary person to person, but here are some things I DO NOT DO:
  • clean (none, of any kind - lots of prayers my kids don't pee the bed these days ha!)
  • cook (we're talking a 24 hour period here. so from 6p one day to 6p the next, I do not cook)
  • run errands (not even the grocery store)
  • social media (that crap is TAXING!!!)
  • nothing business or work related, not even a text or a phone call
So what can you do? 
  • sleep in
  • go to church
  • read a book (JUST FOR FUN - not a self help or business book - GUILTY OF THIS!)
  • feed your kids cereal or prep food on a non rest day
  • watch a movie
  • nap
  • play with your kids
Literally anything that makes your heart sing. Try a few different things out and see what fills you most. 

Pick a day. Protect it FIERCELY. Tell your family, friends, boss. It doesn't have to be Sunday. Just fully rest one day a week. I know you will start your week strong after a rest day and finish your week strong knowing you have a rest day coming! This will change everything for you and bless your socks off!!

XO Jordan

**If you're feeling overwhelmed at the thought of a rest day and wondering how you will get everything done, we'd love to have you join our girl gang where we share meal plans, grocery lists, and cleaning schedules that will allow you to REST EASY knowing everything has a date and place for completion! Join us here <3