Saturdays, since my kids are older,have been nothing but rest, rest, and more rest. My work week is busy that by Saturday, my body is tired. Don’t think I have always had this luxury. My youngest son is 15 years old, and it’s only been the couple of years that he has become more independent.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
Even when my kids were younger. I would wake up, and move to the couch, turn on the tv, fix cereal, then laid on the couch. I would be interrupted in between naps to tend to the kids. I never gave my body the adequate rest, and after years passed it forced me to rest.
Living with a chronic illness, I’m tired a lot. As I got older, I made Saturday my official rest day. Meaning, napping and trying not to be active at all for at least 4 to 5 hours. Even though I take three rest days from the gym… doesn’t mean all three days I get rest.
Fridays, I work my full time job but I’m dragging ass physically by this point. When I come home, I cook and go outside to do some watering. I try to go to bed before 11pm. Saturday mornings, I tend to sleep in. No work, no worries! I can just focus on eating healthy, and getting my rest. Sundays, I get up, go to church, come home and clean house, and getting ready for the new week. Saturday is only my real “chill” day without any routine.
I find this routine has worked best for me. I am a very active person, now since I have my pain under control with CBD products and my regular medication. I know how it feels when you can no longer be active. It will drive you crazy and into depression. Stay hopeful, it took me years of trial and error to get to this point. Plus, I was ready to share it with the world and to other who suffer with a chronic illness. There is hope…. One day at a time!