By Tia Cristy
Rest to Feel Better
It seems like we, as humans, need to be moving 190mph at all times or we might just miss an opportunity nowadays. But even the fastest of performance vehicles that were built to go that fast need to stop at some point. Anxiety is a something we all have encountered at one point or another. We feel this over many things, but the sure-shot way to feel anxious is if you feel like you should be doing something when you’re not. In today’s society most movers and shakers can’t even remember what it means to take time to rest.
What it Means to Rest
Resting isn’t closing your eyes and sleeping the day away. Although, we may need that for a day if we are sick or something. However, you must remember too much sleep can make you more tired and more anxious. The case of resting that we are discussing here, is taking your fast-internal momentum down a notch. It’s giving a break to the crazy daily demands we put on ourselves. Resting doesn’t mean being inactive.
Things to Do When Resting
Sometimes engulfing your senses into a long film can bring on a great rest. But it’s not always the best case if it’s a high-thrilling action movie unless that’s your thing. Science has shown, people burn a good number of calories watching exercise videos because the brain believes it is taking part in the activity. It’s the same concept watching a movie. Watching a movie that makes you use your brain to guess the plot can be a great source because our brains are a constant that have a need to be in use at all times.
Another resting activity could be playing games. Board games with the family or playing online games like BoomTownBingo have a way of relaxing our bodies, yet continue to provide that needed brain food. Steer away from the escaping hours on social media. Science has discovered using only social media as a resting outlet does not feed the brain and can cause adverse reactions of increasing anxiety.
Reading is an ultimate way to rest. Reading causes you to use the brain in the most efficient ways whether you are holding a physical paper or reading from a device. A good book can force you to use your imagination while your body stays in a constant resting pose. Reading articles or non-fiction causes the brain to learn and retain new information. Transforming your brain into another universe of words for even just six minutes a day has the ability to reduce stress and anxiety by two-thirds according to the latest research.
Why Do We Need Rest?
It’s more important, now than ever, to take rest in our daily lives. When we take time to rest, we feel better physically, mentally and emotionally. Resting results in less accidents on the road or in the work place. People are quicker to problem-solve. People that take time to rest are less likely to suffer from depression. Well-rested people a less aggressive and agitated. People have a higher immune system to fight-off germs when they partake in a routine of resting.
With that said, take a rest. Be happy, feel productive and have an overall better outlook in life.
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