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Active Recovery

Rick JamesRick James

We want to bring the best of ourselves to work. We want to help those we work with perform to their full potential. We know in our hearts that it is not simply about putting in more and more effort. Apparently those who work more than 60 hour weeks are the least productive of all. There is a science to how we rest and restore our energies and creativity.

Four major factors contribute to recovery according to Alex Pang in his excellent book Rest. These are:

Recovery is active, rather than passive. The most creative and productive workers can unplug from the office and recharge their mental and physical energies.

What habits might help you recover better?

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Rick James