A NEED FOR REST: Why I’m Taking One Day A Week Off From The Internet


One of the two tools of my work; been that way for the past nine years. Photo courtesy of Isk.me



Avoiding Burnout.

This past Sunday I decided to do something that I don’t remember doing for quite a while:

Spend a day without going online.

Being completely internet-free.

Taking the day off, as because of my duties running my sports fan blog  (here’s the link for you to check it out), http://www.SoCalSportsAnnals.Wordpress.com,

As well as following various games on the blog’s Twitter page and keeping it’s Facebook page current,

As someone with Asperger’s Syndrome whose mental being is very important to me, it was wearing me down.

So I took the day off and rather enjoyed it, doing virtually nothing for the bulk of the day.

And from now on will make it a point to take one day off from the Internet a week – Sunday in my case as that’s the best day for me to do so.


As much as I enjoy my work, blogging and writing my book on one of these things, this picture illustrates my feelings quite well. Photo courtesy of wittyfeed.com



I reckon most folks will think, “Big Deal! People take days off all the time!” and not consider this blog entry of mine something worth paying attention to.

But I think this ought to serve as a friendly tip for those who feel that they are working too hard and are sensing a dread of doing whatever their regular duties are.

After my restful Sunday, without any intentions to preach or telling folks what to do I’m convinced once and for all that people need to take one day off a week.

God certainly knew what he was doing when after creating the world, “On the seventh day He (God) ended his work which he had made, and He rested on the seventh day from all his work which He had made.” – Genesis, 2:2

SoCal Sports Annals’ Twitter and Facebook pages – where I’m usually on – can wait until Monday.

Taking Sundays off will be good for my mental and emotional well-being.

And if you can, though it doesn’t have to be on a Sunday, I hope you are able to take one day off from your work to completely rest.

Do nothing.

Be lazy, if you want to be honest.

Your mental health will appreciate it.



The other main tool of my trade; I’m on one of these up to five hours a day/night, hence my need for a day off per week. Photo courtesy of tablet-news.com

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