In being a full-time entrepreneur, I found that that the work never stops. Send follow-up emails, type patient notes, search for speaking opportunities, meet with interns, update the website, write that article, record this radio episode, post something on social media so people know we exist!! Phew! I got so drained in my daily work that I never had time for my inner work.
I got so drained in my daily work that I never had time for my inner work.Dr. Asha
24/6 by Matthew Sleeth, MD
I knew “Sabbath” as a concept, due to growing up in church and reading every verse a bajillion times. But I had a limited understanding of what Sabbath was and the potential impact it could have on my life.
I initially took an interest in Sabbath just to balance out my mental self-care. Squeezing in a 2 mile run before tackling a 14-hour day wasn’t doing it for me. Taking Sabbath for what it is, a day of rest, Dr. Sleeth taught me how to set firm boundaries for my well-rounded well-being.
- No, I should not feel guilty for shutting my computer off for one day.
- No, I will not stress myself out with yet another day jam-packed day of inquiry meetings and contract proposals.
- No, I will not stay up until 5 am, just because I have pushed through my sleepy wall for the 4th time tonight and might as well take advantage of what is now insomnia in order to be productive.
I started taking a solid Sabbath 6 months ago. All work-work and community-work shuts down at midnight and does not resume until the following day.
I didn’t realize the impact Sabbath was having on my mental clarity, physical rejuvenation, spiritual grounding, and just overall homeostasis until I skipped it. I look back at the three times I did not take Sabbath, and they were the lowest moments of my entire year.
I look back at the three times I did not take Sabbath, and they were the lowest moments of my entire year.Dr. Asha
Even lower than the week when I (a new entrepreneur, mind you) had to shovel out $1,300 with just a few days’ notice!! *Shocked-face emoji*
Learning about the healing salve of Sabbath inspired a perspective that I must remind myself of daily: Don’t out-pace your peace.
Don’t out-pace your peace.Dr. Asha
Here’s more thoughts I shared on “out-pacing your peace” via Facebook live. Watch it below → Or click here for video.