Weekend Meditation: Saturday Morning Rituals

Weekend Meditation: Saturday Morning Rituals

Cambria Bold
Aug 12, 2011

When I did the Meet the Re-Nest Team series a few months ago, one of the questions I asked the writers was to describe their ideal Saturday morning. I find that when I don't know someone very well, discovering how they like to spend a Saturday morning gives me an insightful glance into who they are. Why is that? Maybe it's because Saturday morning imparts a sense of freedom and opportunity (no school, no work); it recalls feelings of relaxation, enjoyment, and play. It's how we choose to spend our time when we're not fighting the daily grind, which in turn tells us what we really value. So I'm wondering: do you have a Saturday morning ritual?

As I wrote in my short interview, I'm a fan of taking the first few hours on Saturday morning to eat a yummy breakfast, drink great coffee, and read. Nothing fancy. Just lazy, lazy, lazy. But the most ideal situation is if I can do all this in a clean, neat, chore-free apartment. I usually devote at least some part of my weekend to cleaning, but if I'm extra lucky in a given week, I'll have finished all my chores before Saturday, and then I'll wake up to a clean, sunny apartment with no looming laundry, scrubbing, or straightening to face later in the day. Just all the time in the world to read, write, think, listen, and take the day in with one big spontaneous we'll-see-how-it-goes breath.

What about you? How do you spend a Saturday morning?

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