Making time for rest is not a luxury, it’s a necessity


~ rest is an important part of a healthy lifestyle ~

In a life where there are so many uncertainties, one thing is for sure – busy is a common trait. No matter what makes up your busy life, this is the harsh reality…busy leads to burnout.*


As Tim Ferriss, author of The Four Hour Work Week and entrepreneur for ideal lifestyle design, suggests we must ‘focus on being productive instead of busy‘. We all have 24 hours in a day, how you choose to spend those will have a ripple effect on your health and wellbeing.

“There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.” — Alan Cohen

All too often though, the average person spends too much on the former. Making time for rest is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Without it, a non-stop busy life will not only impact you, but affect your family and relationships. Being busy causes a disconnection from those we love and adds stress.* We become distracted and lose sight of what’s really important.

Life gets busy… that is guaranteed. When you feel over-whelmed and see the joy being pulled from your daily life, it is especially important to take a moment to chill, to slow down and just be.
Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast–you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” —Eddie Cantor
Life is all about give and take and this starts with you. Make relaxation and self-care a priority, commit to it like an appointment and lock it into your diary.
 Just Be
Whether it be yoga or something else that you enjoy, take time to rest and relax, your future self will thank you for it.

Jaymie Koch
Living Well Hub
~ How good life can be when we allow space and energy to enjoy it ~

Follow this link to see Living Well Hub’s upcoming events and my next 2+ hour yoga feature classes

Looking at becoming more productive in the corporate world or as a entrepreneur, I highly recommend Tim Ferriss’ and his book The 4-Hour Work Week 

* I would like to acknowledge Debra Smouse as a reference and source for the topic of busy. Interested in hearing more, check out her blog for the truth about “busy” as a lifestyle and 21 Tools To Help You Ditch Busy as Your Life

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