Times of resting

I recently heard a remark from someone who doesn’t make New Year’s resolutions because she considers winter a season to rest, not to start new things. And that got me thinking.

Christianity and Judaism have sabbaths, but offhand I don’t know of any Pagan practices that set aside specific times for resting. Maybe that’s just because it isn’t discussed much; our culture (in North America at least) frowns on ‘laziness’ and even our personal time is supposed to be used for exercise or self-improvement.

Does anyone set aside specific times for resting in their practice? How often/how long are they?

And what counts as ‘resting’? There are some forms of Judaism where they don’t press light switches on the Sabbath, but I think that would be on the far end of the scale.

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