Self-care is not just something Jesus gives lip service to in the Gospels, he actually practices it:
“In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed.”
He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves.
Rather than go and go to the point of exhaustion, Jesus knew what is limitations were and honored them. He set an example for the disciples in how they should take care of themselves. It can’t be just 5 minutes here and there, but intentional, consistent, and thorough.
For me, sabbath time is very hard to schedule as I serve in multiple roles as a pastor and as a case manager in a very busy industry. As a result, I cannot set aside a full day for sabbath. I split my sabbath time over two days. Your sabbath may look differently, but I invite you to explore what God may be calling you to.