Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Importance of Rest

In our current society, we are driven to do all that we can. None of us are strangers to those all nighter work sessions, drinking enough caffeine to power a small country.

This post I wanted to talk a little about something that is often under appreciated: Rest

We live in a crazed world that has us always doing something. hacking away at some large project. One always thinks that there just isn't enough time in the day. Here's the thing, there definitely is enough time. We only have to gain it back. The first step is resting your mind and body after a day's work and labor.

By getting more rest, we are more focused and active in the waking hours to accomplish more.

People seem to be stuck in a work-by-volume mentality (How much work can I do) as opposed to work-by-effort (how productive can I be?). We can spend a few hours of working late at night or finish the same amount of work in less time. Seems like a magic bullet, and it sort of is. We just have to change our perspective from quantity to quality. Easier said than done.

As the cliche goes, a thousand mile journey begins with one step.

So step one: get more rest, so we can be more awake, focused, and productive, which will make us a happier bunch of people. The difference in attitude and energy was enough for me to make this transition.

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