And on the 7th day, God rested

The Bible tells us of God resting on the 7th day of his creation of the world – if only God was aware of the way things would evolve.

Life no longer holds a resting moment, as every instance of the seven-day week is filled with work of some kind.

If it isn’t the newest trends and events we need to keep up with, it’s projects that have tight deadlines and “want it yesterday” attitude from the clients.

The Internet solidified all the liquidity of life, shredding our privacy, our private time, our resting time – forever taking away whatever piece of Eden was left in the human nature, several eons after its exodus from the proverbial garden.

On the 7th day, God rested – apparently he laid down with a good book in hand, not interested in reality show television, not having peer pressure to attend the NFL premiere, not eager to participate in online drama about minisites versus full scale development.

God knew better – and us, humans created in his image, should learn to rest too.


  1. Amen! Well said.

  2. It is soooooo easy, especially when working at home to be at work all the time. My office is only a few feet away. But I had to learn to leave at least Sundays strictly for myself and family. It’s all about managing ones time, setting priorities and creating a balance (every day) in life. Else suffer major burn out.

  3. Great advice, Tia.

  4. I like the way you think! It’s refreshing to read a philosophical post sometimes:)Hope you’ve got some rest this weekend…

  5. I concur. Anyone who doesn’t know how to get time in to free their mind just for a little while has a few things to learn. I hike in the Catskills to “get my mind right”!

  6. Good point Acro,
    however I am a single and therefore sundays is worksdays too at least for me hehe 😀
    Let me say, maybe in 7 Years I will rest the 7th day 😉

  7. Rest from work at work is good for productivity.

    From Google (wikipedia)

    Innovation Time Off

    As a motivation technique (usually called Innovation Time Off), all Google engineers are encouraged to spend 20% of their work time (one day per week) on projects that interest them. Some of Google’s newer services, such as Gmail, Google News, Orkut, and AdSense originated from these independent endeavors.[117] In a talk at Stanford University, Marissa Mayer, Google’s Vice President of Search Products and User Experience, stated that her analysis showed that 50% of the new product launches originated from the 20% time.



  8. Amen brother 🙂

    In our industry, it’s hard to walk away
    from it all for even one day…
    but we should.

    Good post.

  9. Rest is counterproductive.I’ll go to sleep when i’m dead.Gotta keep working make the monies,spend it fast and work to get it again!!!

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