Is Sunday Your Day of Rest?

Or is it just as busy as the other six days of the week?


Biblically, Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest, but that isn’t the case any more for many people. With such busy lifestyles, people often use the day used to catch up with everything they couldn’t get done during the week.

So how important is it, from a health perspective, to have a day of rest? Even those supposedly in the know can’t agree.

According to health blog Zenhabits, a day of rest is necessary to rejuvenate physically and emotionally in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Conversely, productivity blog Stepcase Lifehack argues it is better to begin your workweek on a Sunday. That way Monday won’t be such a drag and your productivity will go up.

So do you still manage to make your Sunday a day of rest - or is it just as busy as the other six days of the week?

Deby S April 29, 2012 at 02:24 PM
I have mostly worked from home since 1997 - and contrary to most employers fears, telecommuters put in more work hours a week than the basic 40. So imagine my surprise when I started a full time, 40 hour, onsite job, and was exhausted at the end of the day/week. Because I am active in my local church, Sunday doesn't feel like a day off, either. So I began taking Saturday off and truly resting. Reading books and stacks of unread magazines, trying new recipes, hanging out with the hubs, watching movies, etc. I'm amazed at how refreshing that down time really is. Of course, the kids have left the nest- so it's a possibility. I do NOT speak for single moms or parents of small (or even teenaged) children! Been there, done that - got the "Mom" coffee mug. Do I miss them, now that they're grown and gone? Absolutely!! But I remember all the times I said to myself "I can sleep (rest) when I'm old.". Well, it's official!
M.K. OSBORNE April 29, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Like chick fil a , i think i can do what i need to the other 6 days , but hobbies and things for others is ok . To each its own .
Margaret April 29, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Sometimes the weekend is two days of rest. For me it's a mental holiday. I may be working in the yard or doing dishes, but it's a lot different than the daily stress to perform at work. Also, I love staying late at work on Fridays to finish everything befor the weekend. That way I don't have to worry that unfinished work is waiting for me on Monday. Peace of mind is a break in itself. For all those of you who are tired of house chores, I recommend getting a lawn service or a maid. It helps open up your free time and they probably do a better job than you anyway.
David Brown April 29, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Sunday is definitely a day of rest for my family. We go to church in midtown Atlanta in the morning. We eat out after church, but sometimes we eat at home. We usally take a nap Sunday afternoon. We use the rest of the day Sunday to watch a little television and prepare for the work week.
Daniel Huddleston May 12, 2012 at 03:54 AM
I agree Sunday is a day of rest for many, but please don't miss lead people to believe it is Biblical. No where in the Bible can it be found that the 1st day of the week is a day of rest or was ever made holy. The only day of rest that is Biblical was the Seventh-day which is Saturday. And that Rest was instilled at Creation Like an Artist signing his creation So God Signed His with a whole day, Resting After Creation He made it Holy. That man might rest on that day and Remember Him as his Creator. Many people will say it doesn't matter which day you worship God and that is between them and God but no where in the Bible has God ever said His Day of Rest was no longer Holy and that is something to think about.


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