By Guest Blogger Dr. Matthew Edlund
I bet you never thought of resting up on the job! I bet some of you think you require little rest to function. Or even still, some of you acknowledge the importance of rest, but can’t seem the find the time to do so. I’m here to tell you…NONSENSE! Rest is the original transformative technology. Rest is like food; without it you can’t rebuild and renew your body, absolutely required for your energy, health, and productivity. And like food, you want to dine, not feed!
Which is what you do when you actively rest. Unlike the passive rest of vegging out or sleeping, active rest is conscious, directed, and entirely under your control. Active rest allows you, in as little as 30-60 seconds, to revive yourself when exhausted or relax when you’re under stress. In fact, I’ve even written a book on the The Power of Rest, and it has dozens of active rest techniques you can use to enjoy and prosper throughout the days (and nights – oh yes, sex too is a form of social rest).