It is not a secret that the world is very different today than it was yesterday. The importance of NOW really occupies a lot of real estate in all of our minds. Have you ever felt like you can’t keep up with your daily tasks and deadlines? What’s even more challenging is maintaining your health, your job, your other responsibilities amongst the countless uncertainties and moments of overwhelmingness—leaving you little to no time for rest or to think properly. 

However, rest is a fundamental part of success, health, and happiness. There are many distractions in this digital world, and always something (or someone) requires your attention. No matter what your schedule or to-do list may look like, resting and unplugging is vital to your long-term health. Here is a couple of reason why; it heals the body, reduces stress, improves productivity, and even boost creativity.

HEALS THE BODY: Adequate rest helps your body activate its inner healing mechanisms and returns it to a state of homeostasis. This state of allowing is your body can repair, recover and adapt to environments and situations.

Reduces Stress:  Chronic stress suppresses your immune system and increases your risk of disease. During stress, your body experiences fight or flight—physiological arousal—heightening your senses due to perceived danger. Resting activates the parasympathetic nervous system—the opposite of the sympathetic nervous system, which is the flight-or-fight response.  

Improves Productivity: Taking time off will allow you to work more efficiently whenever you get back to it. Set aside one day each week to unplug to recharge in order to improve productivity and feel a greater sense of accomplishment.

Boost Creativity: Time off helps you refill your reserves. The quiet moments inspire reflection time, allowing you to break through creative barriers. 

During rest, the mind is able to rejuvenate itself and increase its ability to enhance your output. For instance, rest has been proven to increase solutions to open-ended problems and our capability to invent new things.

To reap these rewards it’s very important for individuals to build routines and find ways to unplug and disconnect. This will enable individuals the ability to receive the above-mentioned health benefits and many more. ITS TIME FOR YOU TO UNPLUG AND RESET

By Deklon Roberts