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Deliberate Rest

Rick JamesRick James

I’ve really enjoyed reading this fascinating book called Rest, by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang. I was intrigued to learn “why you get more done when you work less.” He points out that rest is not the opposite or a competitor to work, but an equal partner. Deliberate rest plays a central role in stimulating our creativity and is the springboard for new ideas.

He talks about the importance of learning to rest deliberately, providing scientific evidence and illustrative examples for the value of:

It seems that like breathing, we can all rest naturally; but to perform at our peak, we can all learn to do it better. It turns out that we have to work at taking deliberate rest.

What do you do to rest and recover? How do you detach from your work?

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Rick James