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Help! I Need a Day Off! Ministry of Hope with Melanie Redd


Life is busy and hectic. And, we run ourselves absolutely ragged. What can we do to change this? Here are some tips in Help! I need a day off! #rest #selfcare #dayoff #vacation #timeaway #fun

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Life is busy.

It just is.

With the population of the world ever increasing, trying to find some time and space in which you can focus exclusively on yourself seems impossible.

Whether it’s your boss calling your phone every 10 minutes, children clamoring for your attention, or even your friends just asking a little bit too much from you, it’s time to stop, take a break, and have a day to yourself.

I dare you to take a day off – just for yourself!

So, what will you do on a day off?

What can you do to take better care of yourself starting today?

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Life is busy and hectic. And, we run ourselves absolutely ragged. What can we do to change this? Here are some tips in Help! I need a day off! #rest #selfcare #dayoff #vacation #timeaway #fun

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 “Rest and self-care are so important.

When you take time to replenish your spirit it allows you to serve others from the overflow.

You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”

– Eleanor Brownn

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Try Something Fun on Your Day Off

Start with a few hours on your own and do something fun that you rarely do.

Try a trip to the cinema, some Broadway tickets, or maybe even discover a local playhouse.

If you are looking for some free activities, you might browse at the local library or bookstore, or check out an art gallery.

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Try Something Soothing on Your Day Off

For great relaxation on your day off, you might get an appointment at a local spa or salon.

  • Get your hair cut.

  • Try a manicure and pedicure.

  • Get a massage.

  • Try a hair blow out and style – no haircut.

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Life is busy and hectic. And, we run ourselves absolutely ragged. What can we do to change this? Here are some tips in Help! I need a day off! #rest #selfcare #dayoff #vacation #timeaway #fun

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Try Something Active on Your Day Off

To combine both good health and relaxation, try something active on your day off.

  • Rent a bike at the local park and ride.

  • Visit the zoo and get in some steps.

  • Walk around a lake and enjoy the sights and sounds.

  • Hike at a local park or reserve.

  • Try rock climbing – indoors or out.

  • Get in the water and swim.

  • Borrow or rent rollerblades or skates and get moving.

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Try Something Social on Your Day Off

On your day off, why not connect with an old friend who inspires you and encourages you.

There is something sweet about spending time with people who nourish our souls.

  • Enjoy a meal together.

  • Meet for coffee and catch up.

  • Go on an adventure together – something that you wouldn’t try alone.

  • Take a walk together.

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Try Something Spirit-Nourishing on Your Day Off

With a few hours to yourself, why not use the time to build up your spirit?

Quiet time is hard to come by, and your time will be well spent focused on your spiritual life.

  • Grab your journal and write like crazy!

  • Take a prayer walk or a prayer drive where you spend time talking to God.

  • Listen to inspirational music and just enjoy it.

  • Read several chapters in the Bible.

  • Enjoy an inspiration book.

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Try Some Real Rest on Your Day Off

For some of you, resting is how you need to spend your day off.

You might be amazed at how much you need the rest – emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually.

  • Take a long nap – under the covers.

  • Take a bubble bath.

  • Look out the window; take deep breaths and relax.

  • Sit outside and enjoy the day.

  • Put your phone away and just sit; let your mind rest.

  • Fix a cup of tea or coffee and drink it slowly.

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Life is busy and hectic. And, we run ourselves absolutely ragged. What can we do to change this? Here are some tips in Help! I need a day off! #rest #selfcare #dayoff #vacation #timeaway #fun

Try Something Simple on Your Day Off

Most of us spend very little time playing and enjoying the simple things in life anymore.

On your day off, why not try some simple pleasures.

  • Work a crossword or a jigsaw puzzle.

  • Paint, color, or draw a picture.

  • Try a sewing, needlepoint, or knitting project.

  • Bake, just for the fun of it.

  • Shop with only $20 and buy something for yourself.

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So, what are you going to do on your next day to yourself?

What helps you to relax?

What suggestions do you have for making time for self-care?

Any ideas for how to get more time off?

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“There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1

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This article was shared with permission from Hope Ministry, LLC and Melanie Redd.

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