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The art of rest : how to find respite in the modern age

Hammond, Claudia2019
Today busyness has become a badge of honour. We want to say we're busy, yet at the same time we feel exhausted. Instead we should start taking rest seriously as a method of self-care and this book can help us to work out how. The Art of Rest draws on ground-breaking research Claudia Hammond collaborated on - 'The Rest Test' - the largest global survey into rest ever undertaken, which was completed by 18,000 people across 135 different countries. Much of value has been written about sleep, but rest is different; it is how we unwind, calm our minds and recharge our bodies. And, as the survey revealed, how much rest you get is directly linked to your sense of well-being. Counting down through the top ten activities which people find most restful, Hammond explains why rest matters, examines the science behind the results to establish what really works and offers a roadmap for a new, more restful and balanced life.
Edinburgh : Canongate, 2019.
292 pages ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
10.Mindfulness -- 9.Watching TV -- 8.Daydreaming -- 7.A Nice Hot Bath -- 6.A Good Walk -- 5.Doing Nothing in Particular -- 4.Listening to Music -- 3.I Want to Be Alone -- 2.Spending Time in Nature -- 1.Reading.
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