Is a Day Off Really a Day Off?  

rm_Ptalk1155 34M
3428 posts
2/9/2006 11:28 am

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Is a Day Off Really a Day Off?

I was thinking about this today. Like everyone else I take weekends off from work for the most part, but most of the time, I feel like I have not had a day off work in years.

So the question I posed to myself was whether or not simply not working was enough of a break. Must work be completely banished from all conscious and unconscious thoughts for the entirety of the day or can we get by on just not doing it?

I wonder about this because even if I'm not actually working, usually I'm thinking about something or other work-related that I have to do and am not doing because I'm taking my "day off". I imagine that doesn't count as actually resting.

So, what do you think?

caressmewell 53F

2/9/2006 1:54 pm

You need to go out and do something that will take your mind of work. You will be amazed at how you will feel after that.

tillerbabe 55F

2/9/2006 9:56 pm

A co-worker once said to me:

"A day off means you're doing absolutely nothing unlesss you want too. No pressure, no duties or chores." I live by this now.

rm_PurryKitty2 48M/49F
9753 posts
2/11/2006 5:57 am

When its 5 and that whistle blows walk away from it and dont think another thing about it till the alarm goes off Monday morning.

Purry {=}


rm_Ptalk1155 34M
3450 posts
2/11/2006 12:52 pm

Thanks for all the advice

Unfortunately, it's pretty hard for me to separate work out like that. I'm working right now as a matter of fact. (Saturday) There's just always one more thing to do...*sigh* Hopefully one day I'll learn to relax.

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