Almost every Sunday since mid-May 2020 with a few exceptions, I have been taking my own personal Sabbath, where I tune out of the news and social media and turn off my ringer and all notifications on my phone. Throughout the day and/or sometimes the next day, I share what I am reading, listening to, or watching during my Sabbath.
Like last weekend, I am extending this weekend’s Sabbath to start today, Friday, and go through Monday. Like last weekend, it’s supposed to be cold outside, so a good weekend again for curling up under a blanket with a book and a hot beverage. Unlike last weekend, my wife Kim is off and probably will participate in at least one day with me.
This weekend’s reading selections are:
- Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention by Johann Hari, to which I was introduced by Niall Breslin in his podcast Where is My Mind?
- The Thursday Murder Club, which I picked up at the library after hearing how much a few patrons were enjoying the series.
- Is It Anything? by Jerry Seinfeld, a collection of his favorite material through the years.
Like last weekend, I have created a playlist of podcasts:
Tomorrow, we are having a movie night tomorrow, but we haven’t decided what we’re watching yet. And then on Sunday, we’re having a PBS night, and we’re planning to watch Around the World in 80 Days and Endeavour.
So, that’s what I have planned for this weekend for My Own Personal Sabbath. What do you have planned for this weekend? Reading, watching TV, listening to music, spending time with family? Let me know in the comments.