Is your life so busy and chaotic that resting is often the last thing on your mind? If yes, then you’re doing it wrong. A lack of rest is a straight path to burnout, chronic stress, and other mental problems.
Besides, when you’re overworked, you’re more likely to give up your ambitious goals. You don’t have the energy to fight for whatever you find important, so you settle for less.
So, whenever you’re tired, just slow down and rest. Take a nap, get a cup of coffee, watch a movie, take a bath, go for a walk, etc. Whatever makes your body and mind feel at ease.
There was a time when relaxing made me feel guilty, but that’s in the past. Even a long to-do list can wait these 15 minutes so that I can drink a cup of coffee to boost my energy in the morning. The world won’t stop if I don’t clean my apartment right away. There is a purpose in pleasant idleness—or, as Italians would say, dolce far niente.
The pace of living is crazy right now, so relaxing is something we all need to learn and practice deliberately every day.
How about you?
How do you take care of your productivity every day?