Rest and Recuperate Smartly

We talk less about the importance of taking time off work than we do about eating well or being physically active. Our demanding lives and the performance culture we struggle to break away from mean that we too often ignore our signs of fatigue and persist as best as possible in our daily activities, whether we are workers or students. Difficulty concentrating, lack of motivation and mental wandering are part of our normality… However, numerous studies that have examined the consequences of depriving ourselves of rest and vacation time indicate that we put our mental and physical health at risk by ignoring these necessary periods of disconnection. That said, it’s not a matter of wanting to rest that will make our brains follow through… In fact, knowing the modus operandi of our minds is essential to being able to rest and recuperate intelligently. Since the question is vast and complex, here are some “bite-sized” tips on how to replenish your cognitive resources.

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