Recently I met someone who was fed up with his work. He held an important executive position in the company. But he dreaded his work. What he longed for was a needed break.

Why you need rest

Sometime back I read this humorous comment, “If you are in a rat race, you end up acting like a rat!” Well, I do not endorse this comment. Still there is an element of truth in it.

We are not designed to work like robots. We are called to do work that brings us joy, meaning and satisfaction.

Every one of us is not wired to do everything though each one of us has got to do something valuable.

All work and no rest is busyness, not business. It brings along a slick package of stress and sorrow. What we really need is a balance of work and rest where we love the work – hard work – we do as well as enjoy the rest – real rest – we need.

The other side of rest

Of course, there are people who long to get hold of a job to avail leave – paid leave, that is. Their heart for work remains a question mark since it is not work that they seek but a break. It appears more of a sign of laziness than liveliness.

Nevertheless, the necessity for rest remains intact.

Ways to create time for rest

There are different ways to create time to rest and rejuvenate. Here is a simple list of three:

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