(This is something I've considered as I search for a new job and realize that so many people work weekends, holidays, and night shifts. I am beginning to realize how lucky I've been to have a typical Monday thru Friday, 8am-5pm schedule. Despite this realization that I might have to work different hours at some point, I still don't believe in working Sundays because...)
I need time... time to listen to music or watch a movie or play a game or pray.
I need to appreciate... to drink tea or cook a meal or have a conversation and enjoy it.
I need to cleanse... to wash my face in the morning and refrain from wearing makeup all day... to exercise and sweat for more than 30 minutes and then take a steaming, hot shower and relax my tired body.
I need to feel... to sit in the sunshine and feel the warmth.
I need to breathe... to open the windows and breathe in the fresh air.
I need to clear my head... to take a nap in the middle of the day and truly rest.
I need to concentrate... to concentrate on those that mean most to me, including myself. I need to work on my relationships with God and family and friends, making those bonds stronger and happier, without being distracted by other work.
I need to attend church... or at least I want the option to attend. I want to praise and worship... to sing to Heaven... to keep holy the Sabbath.