The Art of Letting Go


Today I’d like to write about the importance of letting go.

For a whole day.

Every week.

Letting go of what? you may ask.




Not that I’m an expert in this. Far from it. I’d probably describe myself as more of a beginner in this area. One of the downsides of being a teacher is that your work is never finished. Ever since I began my career in teaching, I’ve struggled with the niggling guilt in the back of mind that I should be marking, or planning more and so on. And this usually happens when I shouldn’t even be thinking about it.

Like if I’m catching up with friends on the weekend, cooking dinner or reading a book.

So I have become determined that one day each week, I deliberately try not to think or worry about work.

And instead let go and enjoy having a rest.



And this is not a new concept. The Bible calls having a rest day the Sabbath. And frankly, I think it’s a jolly good idea.

And after giving myself a day off, it’s amazing how rejuvenated and refreshed I do feel. And that to-do list no longer seems as terrifying as it did before!

What about you? Do you treat yourself to a day off each week?

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