G-VV9WEVX17B Let's Talk About Your Day Off - Active Faith Podcast

Episode 62

Published on:

24th Mar 2023

Let's Talk About Your Day Off

Weekends are crucial for people who work 9-5 jobs. We need that time to escape from the rigors of work and do things that fill our spirits in different ways.

In this light, whether you work a 9-5 job or a week of graveyard shifts, it is important to keep your day off sacred. With all the things happening in life and vocation we have to balance what happens between them.

In our job/vocation/career (however you wish to label it), we put in most of our effort. However, are we blocking off time away from our place of employment to do those others things we love or need to do in our lives?

In this episode I explore the importance of a day off each week, and why it is needed. We must have lives outside of our jobs, not just to accomplish things around the house, but to do things that have absolutely no relation to work whatsoever.

We also look at what other folks are doing on their days off as we go around the community. It might be a good book or cleaning the house, but what keeps us present when we are at work? What is the rest we take from something that occupies a good portion of our day?

Help out with next week’s episode! Our question is:

What is your go-to self-care ritual when you are having a bad day? (No judgment here)

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Building a theology of self-care together
In the Great Commandment, we hear Jesus call us to not only love God but to also love our neighbors as ourselves. This podcast is about the “as ourselves” part, as we learn what it means to care for ourselves in a holistic way that opens our spirits to more fully care for all of creation.
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Andrew Ware

I began running when I was a kid. My mom says I went straight from crawling to running. However, I have been over a lot of hurdles to get to this point, and I would be nowhere without several communities to help me get here.
I am also a pastor in the United Methodist Church, and I have used my passion for creating loving and caring communities to help share God’s grace.