It’s time for a sabbatical: Taking a sabbatical- A much-needed one
Can you call your Sunday a sabbatical? Do we have a day in a week reserved for the most important task in life—Self care?
TURN YOUR SUNDAY INTO YOUR SABBATICAL.
Yes, heard it right. Take a few days or at least a day off from whatever your jobs or businesses are to take care of your self which means your body, mind & soul.
We neglect this most of the time. While Sundays are reserved for an outing, shopping for clothes/ groceries having family time, or going to the parlor. But what exactly are we supposed to do? How much time are we investing in ourselves? I am not speaking over here about self-obsession or narcissism.
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Sabbatical simply means taking a day or a few days off of work for recreation and self-rejuvenation. Its the time that you invest in something that you love other than what your job is.
Let’s know why taking a sabbatical is necessary and how it helps:
TAKING A SABBATICAL
Heal yourself from your older wounds. wounds that you are scrapping off every day. Piercing your soul more than your body. It’s time to open your mind and enrich it with all good thoughts — rich thoughts, green thoughts
MOVE TOWARDS TRANSITION
It’s not always about being the same. Humans are made to adapt to their environment. It’s time that you transit from your old self to a new self, remove what is unnecessary and inculcate what should be there.
Transition is not done to change who you are. Your basic soul remains the same. What changes in the way you react towards any outer force? With “be yourself” tagline, it is emphasized to be yourself but at the same time, work on enhancing your positives. We all have a pure, loving, and basic self. Sometimes, it gets polluted with negative thoughts like jealousy, anger, hatred, disgust, mistrust, or wrongdoings.
When a child is born, he/she is born with a pure body, mind, and soul. In the process of growing up, the environment starts shaping up the body, soul, and mind. A child learns from the environment, few of the habits are genetic but most of them are adaptive. Then there is something called instinct— something that we all possess. We have to work on that core- that’s our foundation over which other things are built. We don’t have to lose that foundation.
Your body is your temple: Your soul has been given a body as a cover for it. Your soul was always there, this body is a cover that has been given to cover your body, to take care of it. Eat healthy, detoxify your body and your soul, do intermittent fasting, and whatever good you have heard or read about.
Reflect upon yourself- on your thoughts, ideas and instincts. More than worrying about the world, just save your soul from getting polluted. Start practicing meditation. Meditation connects you with your inner-self. It takes you to the deeper realms of your soul and you learn more about yourself.
Writing about your thoughts is one of the greatest things somebody can do by taking his/ her time out, be it a sabbatical. Writing heals. To me, writing is godly. It takes me to a place where my soul wants to be at peace.
SPEND A FEW HOURS ON THE THINGS THAT YOU LOVE THE MOST
Doesn’t that give you happiness? Getting involved with things that you love the most? What is your favorite pastime? Playing chess, singing, writing, or whatever it is. Give this activity a few hours of your day, if not every day then at least every week. At least a day that you can call your sabbatical.
An excerpt from Robin Sharma’s “Who will cry when you die?”:
The real problem lies in the fact that in this age of global anxiety we do not get enough relief from stress. So to revitalize yourself and nourish the deepest part of you, plan for a weekly period of peace- a weekly sabbatical- to get back to the simpler pleasures of life, pleasures that you may have given up as your days grew busier and your life more complex. Following this simple ritual into your life will help you reduce stress, connect with your more creative side and feel far happier in every role of your life.
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