I used to go home just lying on sofa after work to take rest. Later as I want more time for self-improvement I start to do something else like exercising and reading books. To my surprise, I don’t feel more tired. It actually makes me feel more refreshed. And when I look into what “rest” really is, I found that it’s a poorly understood subject, and that’s why many people often feel so tired even if they “rest” a lot.
Letting your mind run free is the quickest path to exhaustion
Most people tend to define rest as:
Lounging on the sofa or laying in bed Doing nothing (is that even possible?) “Netflix and chill” Not doing chores
And while your body is in a relaxed posture your mind isn’t. Rest is a mental activity, not just a physical one. When you engage in the activities like those in the list above, you encourage mental activity that is counterproductive to rest.
Mindlessly watching television, browsing the internet or reading tweets isn’t mindless at all. This type of mental engagement and stimulation can actually leave you more tired than you were initially. Your brain is not only quietly processing all that you
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