Taking Time for Fun and Rest

I have a confession to make. I have “chronic list-making disease” (CLMD). I make lists for everything! Otherwise, I tend to forget a lot. I make to-do lists, shopping lists, idea lists, project lists and menus. All this list making helps me to be more productive but can also make it harder to relax. There is always something to be done!
Yesterday I realized it had been quite awhile since I did something NOT on one of my lists! I desperately needed to do something purely fun! Isn’t it easy to ignore the fun stuff, feeling like it’s not important? Personally, I relax by making things (jewelry being my favorite). Although, there are times when I need to just sit in quietness (while trying not to make yet ANOTHER list in my mind). There’s something refreshing about not always accomplishing or producing. Contrary to what our culture tells us, there is great value in taking the time to NOT do anything. I try to do this each week by observing a sabbath rest. I’m not legalistic about it but I really feel it’s necessary for my well-being and health.

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