Keep the Sabbath!
Make a plan! Vanderkam continues: Sure, it’s a day of rest, but days off are too precious to be totally leisurely about leisure. Happiness research is also revealing that anticipation accounts for a major part of the mood boost gained from any pleasant event. Before your Sabbath, spend a few minutes chatting with family and friends about what you’d like to do. Worship services are obviously one idea, but so are family activities, get-togethers with friends, volunteering or even a designated nap time. There’s no need to plan every minute, but 1-3 anchor events give structure to the day, and give you something to look forward to.