As usual, I'm positively drinking in the latest issue of Kinfolk. Volume 9 is full of various essays and photographs on the art of weekend rest, which feels quite serendipitous in my life right now. (Actually, I've got a string of serendipity going on - isn't it cool when that happens?!)
One that stuck out to me recently is Rebecca Parker Payne's essay about keeping weekdays meaningful, too. I'm often frustrated with the mentality of "surviving" Monday-Friday just to get to the weekend. I mean, that's no way to live, people! She offers a few simple tips for seizing every day. Here is my favorite:
"Use your mornings. Get up early to catch the sun peek over the horizon. Put some music on, read your book or go for a run. Meet a friend for early morning conversation over coffee and scones. You feel like the day is yours when it starts as yours. Give yourself or your loved ones this time."
You feel like the day is yours when it starts as yours.
Today I woke up and spent half an hour leisurely stretching while watching the news (okay, fine, the Today Show). It was lovely. And a nice reminder that I don't have to either sleep until the last second or wake up just to exercise. I can wake up just to be.