My Digital Sabbath

My digital sabbath started out like any other day, my alarm went off at eight am and I reluctantly rolled out of bed. But instead of pulling up Netflix to watch my morning session of Gilmore girls, I made a cup of coffee, and sat down on my couch. At this point I’d come to the realization that I wake up earlier just to squeeze in what I thought was an essential episode of gilmore girls, but now that I’m not watching Gilmore Girls in my pajamas, I had extra time, what to do with this time instead of making a cup of coffee and watching Netflix I could curl up on the couch and catch another half an hour of sleep. So, that’s exactly what I did. Later in the day I had finished all my classes, I didn’t have any homework on this boring thursday, I had completed all my work the night before. Now I was at a loss, I had no clue what I was supposed to do with my time….

So, the morning of my sabbath was very rewarding and considerably better for my health than my usual mornings. But I genuinely don’t mind the thought of being tired during the day, as long as I have the option of jam packing my day with everything my heart wants to cram in, the freedom of using my phone or not using my phone is completely up to me, and while it was difficult to suppress the urge I did learn it’s okay to just sit in silence and have your coffee, it’s sometimes more peaceful than catching up on your sleep.

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