We decided to experiment with changing my days off, so I worked on Monday and am planning on taking Friday off. I have been taking Mondays off since I began pastoring last May. While it’s been really nice to have a free day where pressure from Sunday’s preparation doesn’t loom so eminently, starting work on Tuesdays has left me feeling more stressed and a bit behind from the beginning. I did all the things I normally do on Tuesday on Monday (mostly office admin type stuff, plus selection of Sunday’s text) and felt more relaxed, less rushed and slower all day. I look forward to the rest of the week and trying to reframe how and when I get things done remembering my one less day comes at the end of the week! And since I will have had only two days off in the past three weeks, I am really looking forward to Friday! I think having two consecutive days off again will be nice, plus it seems like everything I want to do is closed on Mondays!
...is the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. Wess has a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, served as a "released minister" at Camas Friends Church, and is the father of three. He enjoys sketchnoting, sharing conversation over coffee with friends, listening to vinyl and writing creative nonfiction. View all posts by Wess