Ep 117: The importance of rest

Welcome to episode 117, where we take a look at the importance of rest – for our productivity, our effectiveness and our wellbeing. It’s easy to take it for granted and ‘squeeze’ if in where we can. But being intentional about rest and breaks from work can pay dividends. 

Rest isn’t optional, it isn’t the last thing we should think of. Or only consider when we’re too tired to continue or when everything else on our todo list is done. Rest doesn’t have to mean sleep, either. We can take a break from work activities and engage intentionally with leisure activities. Going for a walk. Gardening. Reading. 

The bottom line is that we need to prioritise rest as we do everything else we hold as important. Making space and time for rest allows us to flourish in the other domains of life.

We’d love to hear how you take breaks and what rest looks like to you. Contact us on Twitter (@MyPocketPsych) or send us an email: podcast at WorkLifePsych dot com). 

Thanks for listening! 

Resources for this episode

Shane O’Mara’s book “In Praise of Walking” – https://amzn.to/3vVtO6W

Community post about the importance of rest – https://www.worklifepsych.club/posts/24498264?utm_source=manual

Link to Claudia Hammond’s book – ”The Art of Rest” – https://amzn.to/3BUhIP6

Link to episode on fresh starts – https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/096/

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  • Date August 11, 2022
  • Tags Wellbeing