The reward for hard work shouldn't only be tied to a financial outcome. Resting is also crucial to find peace, ease and refresh our minds after a long day.
The Woman Post | Carolina Rodríguez Monclou
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The importance of rest can't be taken for granted, especially if you are a business owner and entrepreneur. We are in a structure as a society in which everything we do is linked to our outputs. Taking time to pause, rest, reflect, and rejuvenate is critical to being genuinely productive throughout the day. Without having enough rest, everything snowballs, and you end up exhausted, and at the end of the week, you have increased stress and anxiety. Here are seven types of rest according to Ideas TED that all people need.
1. Physical Rest
Rest is about getting enough sleep and physically recharging your body. Physical rest might look like: Getting enough sleep, going to bed and waking up at the same time, and training your body with some consistency. Often, we just push ourselves too far physically, trying to meet deadlines. But we end up doing more harm than good. Remember to take a passive physical rest (napping or sleeping) and active physical rest (stretching, doing yoga, or massage therapy).
2. Mental Rest
Taking mental rest throughout the day is very important. To do so, you can take short breaks to allow yourself to slow down and relax a little before moving forward. Instead of being that sensitive person who doesn't stop working, take some breaks and move your muscles gently.
3. Sensory Rest
Noways we are surrounded by screens all the time, from our cellphones to our laptops or the bright lights that follow us wherever we go. Being exposed this much to technology can feel overwhelming sometimes. To enjoy your sensory rest, you can close your eyes for a minute or try to go to sleep at night without your cellphone.
4. Creative Rest
The best way to take a creative rest is going outside and recharging yourself with the help of nature. Let the natural beauty inspire you and display images that catch your attention. After appreciating nature, you should enjoy art in a way that helps you relax.
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5. Emotional Rest
Have you ever wished to have the time to express your feelings? Emotional rest implies recognizing the relationships that exhaust us from the ones that make us feel good. Sometimes we are too worried about what others think, and we don't take time to look inside and check our own emotions.
6. Social Rest
After knowing how to differ from the relationships that revive us from the ones that make us tired, you can have a social rest from negative people by surrounding yourself with those who take care of you and appreciate you. Even if your interactions have to occur virtually, you can choose to be more engaged and talk only to the people that allow you to be yourself.
7. Spiritual Rest
If you connect with sometimes beyond the physical and mental world, you will be able to feel a deep sense of belonging, acceptance, and purpose. If you are not a religious person, you can get involved with a community that shares the same values as you. Meditation here will be the key to connecting better with others.
Remember to slow down and take some time for yourself to take a break and avoid burnout.