Pic from Thich Nhat Hanh gems

In today’s frenzied lifestyle built around work, family responsibilities and ongoing stress, most people are too busy to set aside time for rest. But rest and relaxation are important for our health and well-being.

It’s essential to unplug in a busy world. As a Forbes article says, “The human body is built to thrive in a series of short sprints. This is why taking a break – even only for a few minutes – can offer you the refresh you need to persevere through your day. Breaks are brief cessations to work, physical exertion, or emotional stress. They promote mental health, boost creativity, increase productivity, promote well-being, reduce stress, improve mood, and strengthen relationships.”

Rest boosts your immune system. It gives your body a chance to repair and recover. It even adds years to your life, say some studies. Schedule time for rest.

An Irish proverb says: “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.”