To rest is to pause, to relax, to recharge. Rest is necessary for our bodies and minds to recover from daily mental and physical activity and stress; to reduce cortisol and adrenaline levels, improving overall well-being; and to be more productive and happy when we return from rest.
Inspiration for more rest
Drink a soothing tea like chamomile, rose, or lemon balm while counting clouds.
Schedule in an afternoon nap. There is an entire section of guided audio sessions dedicated to napping in the Calm Sleep Stories tab.
Spend time in nature at least once a week. When you’re outdoors, notice all the different shades of green or all the different birdsongs. Be present to the slower pace of falling snow, pooling puddles, a caterpillar making its way.
Take 20 deep breaths with the relaxing Calm Breathe Bubble.
Take Dr. Alex Pang’s Calm Masterclass called The Power of Rest.
What is one way I could add five minutes of rest to this day?