Reclaiming Your Weekends

Reclaiming Your Weekends

By Stephanie Seferian

For many, weekends are for chores. They're also for carting kids to sports games and getting caught up on errands. But amidst all that driving and laundering, where are the opportunities to rest, rejuvenate, and fully live our lives? Feeling rested is so much more than a good night's sleep and on today's show we discuss research-backed ways to reclaim your time and wellness by making weekends work for you.   Here's a preview: [3:00] Connections between work, busyness, and feeding the capitalist engine [5:00] The 7 types of rest our bodies and minds need [20:00] What research says about the benefits of active recreation as opposed to passive recreation [24:00] Thoughts on playing catch up on the weekends: Can we minimize our weekend chores?  [29:00] Whatever happened to blue laws? Making a case for jumping off the work-spend hamster wheel, at least on the weekend [33:00] Parents, we simply must: Together let's take a critical look at our children's weekend activities   Resources mentioned: Take Dr. Dalton-Smith's free rest quiz Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity by Sandra Dalton-Smith The Weekend Effect: The Life-Changing Benefits of Taking Two Days Off by Katrina Onstad Rest Is Resistance: A Manifesto by Tricia Hersey Episode #354: Edit Your Life This show is listener-supported. Thank you for supporting! Join our (free!) Facebook community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube @sustainableminimalists Say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com.
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