July 27, 2017

Top 3 Ways to Rest Normally

A lot of people think that if they work a lot, they will get a lot. I don’t want to say that this statement is wrong; however, it’s only a part of the equation. If there’s only work and no rest – you will eventually hurt yourself both mentally and physiologically and this will, in turn, influence your mood, productivity, performance and relationships with other people. It is possible to work overtime hours, but if you feel that your pace increases your stress levels and damages your health, you definitely need to stop.

Usually, when people behave in such a way, they think that they will be able to achieve more, but they overlook one very important thing. They achieve more only in the beginning, but later becoming really drained, they start to achieve less and less, until they reach the point when it becomes clear that this lifestyle doesn’t speed anything up. On the contrary, it slows you down, because you need more time to recover your energy. The time that you could use achieving what you want.

So, how to become productive and find more time for yourself, for your loved ones and for the stuff that you really like doing? Is it even possible?

It’s not just possible – it’s the reality of all successful people. What do you need to make it happen? The answer is simple – there should be a balance between rest and work. And by saying rest, I don’t mean the lack of activity defined as “doing nothing.” What you need is an activity which rejuvenates you. It may be working-out, meditating, spending time with friends, or working in the garden. There are many ways that you can add more rest in your life, but in this article, I offer you to take a look at the top 3:

  • Hobby. Ambitious people, who absolutely love their job, tend to have ambitious hobbies, for instance, climbing Everest. While you shouldn’t necessarily follow their example and climb a high mountain, you can certainly choose a challenging activity. Things like this recover your mental energy and make a lot of space for creative thoughts in your head. Of course, hobbies can also be less extreme (playing a musical instrument, gardening, yoga etc.).
  • Sleep. Sleep deprivation leads to an increase in stress hormone cortisol in our bodies. It increases anxiety and attention, lowers our communication skills and makes us easy to irritate. Therefore, we need enough sleep for our bodies and brains to work properly.
  • Creativeness. A lot of people think that creativity is something unpredictable and it appears in the moments when you anticipate it least. Actually, it works the other way around – you start working and inspiration comes. To get some rest and boost your creativity, go outside the town and walk among the trees.

As you see overstudying or overworking can only do harm. Practice the above-mentioned three tips and you will definitely notice an increase in your energy levels.