Time Management & Productivity

Great Quotes on Rest & Sabbath

Rest is a rare commodity in our culture. May the quotes below serve to give you some encouragement as you make today a day of rest.

Quotes on Rest & Sabbath

Great Quotes on Purpose

  • “Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.” – Saint Augustine
  • “The command is “Do no work.” Just make space. Attend to what is around you. Learn that you don’t have to DO to BE. accept the grace of doing nothing. Stay with it until you stop jerking and squirming.” – Dallas Willard
  • “Every person needs to take one day away.  A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future.  Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence.  Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.  Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” – Mary Angelou
  • “A world without a Sabbath would be like a man without a smile, like summer without flowers, and like a homestead without a garden. It is the most joyous day of the week.” – Henry Ward Beecher
  • “Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest.” – Mark Buchanan
  • “Every time we turn to Christ in faith it is like a moment of Sabbath, a little foretaste of eternal rest and glory. The gift of that moment lies not in what we do but what we receive. It is the holy time set aside to receive the greatest gift of God ever has to give, which is himself, in his own beloved Son.” – Philip Cary
  • “At least one indication of unbelief is the tendency to measure life’s challenges against our own adequacy instead of God’s promises. To enter our Sabbath rest, we must put an end to self-reliance – trusting in our own abilities to overcome difficulties, rise above challenges, escape tragedies, or achieve personal greatness.” – Charles Swindoll

[reminder]What is one activity you will purposefully do this weekend that will be restful and refilling for you?[/reminder]

14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

Happy Saturday night everyone! My wife is out doing some “therapy shopping, so I’m taking the opportunity to share an interesting article I found on Forbes.com.

The article is 14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends. Weekends are so wasted by most people. Instead of using their non-work time productively, we slip into veg mode and do the least amount possible on all fronts. But successful people see weekends differently. Not necessarily as a chance to get ahead, but a chance to catch up and recharge.

14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

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My Best Advice On Productivity

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There’s so many gadgets out there to help you be productive, such as software, apps, planners, and systems. But to be honest with you, I’ve found that I tend to use the gadgets as a way of re-shuffling my stuff rather than doing it (it’s a fun way to procrastinate).

Yet productivity is incredibly simple. All it comes down to simply knowing what needs to get done and then…

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