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Compliments of Dave-F via Flickr

When discussing work, the word “burnout” is an all too common occurrence. Exhaustion as a result of company directives is however only a partial explanation. In this culture, we voluntarily push ourselves to the brink to achieve more. Turn the page…

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Compliments of Toprural via Flickr

How many times have you worked throughout the weekend, only to salvage a few precious hours late Sunday afternoon? Why do we continually shortchange ourselves when it comes to nurturing our souls? Breathnach mentions “setting aside a personal Sabbath” in which we ratchet down our frenzied pace.

She explains that the Sabbath is not a day to get ahead of your work week, or to play catch up with stragglers from weeks past. “This is what the Sabbath is for: reverie, rest, renewal, rejuvenation, reassuring rituals, relaxation, recreation, rejoicing, revelation, remembering how much you have to be grateful for, and saying ‘thank you.’” Turn the page…

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