In a recent post, Landon Whitsitt tells pastors to “Go the F^(% Home.” Landon likes to say that “If you’re working more than 40 hours a week, you’re doing it wrong.” If you missed it, you should first read “Pastors: Go the F^(% Home: Part 1.”
It’s important that we actively take steps to fight against the temptation to give into workaholism, and I’m sure many of you have strategies and things you’ve learned over the years. Here are some that I’m currently working on and think are important:
Take Your Day Off, Take Your Day Off, Take Your Day Off
Now, this is one that I think people struggle with the most. Taking a day off. Actually, not doing any church work for at least 1 or 2 days. But it’s so important. Luckily, I have a wife who likes to remind me that I need to take a day off. At this season in our lives, with a baby, it’s a little easier for me because Mondays are my days to watch Caleb. And so…it’s not possible for me to meet up with people, attend committee meetings or do other work-related things because I just can’t. I need to be with Caleb. So, figure out how to make it happen and then stick to it. We need time away.