Are you someone who tends to get caught up in work and forget about self-care? KINAJ is not immune from it, but It's time to prioritize rest. As artists, It can be easy to get caught up in the demands of our work since we love it so much, but we also know that taking the time to rest and recharge is essential for our physical and mental well-being.
The amount of time you need to rest and recover depends on many factors, including your age, health, activity level and even your job. While much research has been done on how little sleep impacts our bodies, there hasn't been enough focus on how much rest we should be getting each night or week. In this post, we'll discuss why rest is so important for both physical and mental health and how you can make sure that you're getting enough sleep each night.
Rest is as important as work.
Rest is as important as work.
Rest and relaxation are not the same things, but are soemtimes used interchangeably. If you think about it, rest isn't really something you do at all - it's more of an absence of activity or an idea of being still and calms in your mind or body. For example: sitting on the couch watching Netflix or going for a walk by yourself without having anyone else around you; it might even mean listening to music while doing housework (though we don't recommend this). If you want to get technical:
"Rest is defined as an instance of resting, where work or movement is ceased in order to sleep, or recover strength. Relaxation is our mind’s way of rejuvenating, and can assist in reducing the arousal we experience from stress and/or anxiety. This means that while rest occurs while we are asleep, relaxation occurs while we are awake" - The Psych Professionals
Knowing this will help us understand why getting enough quality sleep every night is so important for our overall health and happiness levels - because sleeping allows us time away from work so we can recharge our brains and bodies before starting again tomorrow morning!
You'll be more productive if you're rested and relaxed.
If you're like most people, you probably think of rest as something that gets in the way of your productivity. But what if I told you that taking breaks from work actually makes us more productive?
That's right: if we take regular breaks and allow ourselves time to relax and recharge, our brains will be able to focus better on whatever task comes next. And while it might seem counterintuitive at first glance, this is backed up by science!
In one study conducted at Stanford University, researchers found that people who took frequent breaks were better able to complete difficult tasks than those who didn't take any time off at all--and even those who did but only worked through lunchtime fared better than those who didn't stop working at all during their lunch break.
Sleep is an important part of rest.
Sleep is an important part of rest. The amount of sleep you need depends on your age, health, and other factors like how much sleep you got the night before.
The best way to get better sleep is by improving your environment and routine so that it's easier for you to fall asleep quickly and stay asleep through the night. You can also improve your sleep hygiene by making sure that everything around you is as clean as possible so that there are no dust mites or bacteria lingering around (dust mites cause allergies).
Balance your rest and work throughout the week.
Rest is important, but you also need to work. The key to maintaining a healthy work-life balance is to schedule your rest and relaxation throughout the week. You may find it helpful to make an appointment with yourself for some time away from your desk each day, or even just an hour or two every weekend. In addition, relax! take breaks from your computer screen throughout the day--even if only for five minutes at a time!
If you're feeling overwhelmed by all this talk of "rest," don't worry--we'll get into more detail about how much rest is enough in just a moment (hint: less than you think). For now, let's focus on how best to schedule this important part of our lives into our busy schedules:
Set boundaries: It's important to establish clear boundaries between work and rest. Make a schedule that includes designated time for rest and stick to it as much as possible.
Prioritize rest: Treat rest as a priority, just like you would a work deadline. Block off time in your calendar for rest and make it non-negotiable.
Mix it up: Find a variety of restful activities that you enjoy and alternate between them. This helps prevent burnout and keeps things interesting.
Be realistic: Don't over-schedule your rest time. Make sure you're leaving enough time for rest and relaxation, and don't try to cram too much into your schedule.
Use technology to your advantage: There are plenty of apps and tools available that can help you schedule and prioritize rest. Use them to your advantage to make sure you're getting the downtime you need.
Rest allows us to recharge, innovate and do our best work
Rest is important for all of us. It's not just about sleep, although restful sleep is one aspect of rest that we often overlook.
Rest is also about taking time away from our daily lives and the things we have to do in order to recharge our mental health, physical health and relationships with others.
Rest allows us time for self-care--and that doesn't have to be yoga or meditation, it can simply be taking up a new hobby or going for a long walk outside. When we rest, we can be at our best when it comes time for work again!
Rest is an important part of any workday, but it's also essential for staying healthy and productive. When we don't get enough rest, our bodies can't function as well and we may find ourselves falling behind on tasks or forgetting things. If you want to be at your best at work or home, make sure you schedule time each day for rest--even if it just means laying down on the couch with a book!