Friday, August 6, 2010
Rest is not only a very important aspect of mental health but an important aspect to your physical health as well. Simply doing nothing allows your mind and body to relax. When an individual is in this state, he/she is free to meditate, recharge and appreciate the world around them that we usually ignore due to our hectic lives, or so we think.
It has been a common scene that people have to travel to and from work or school for an average an hour. And include this to the fact that working hours have increased as well as the time spent in school. This leaves the amount of time idle to a minimum.
The world has been a much busier place if you would compare it's
state of about half decade ago. The usual travel to the meadows or to a green village with the family is replaced by cars, pollution, traffic jams and road rage.
Before the age of sleeping pills and and antibiotics, the common advice that we get when we are ill from the doctor would be rest. A whole lot of it. Health benefits for ill people who rest are very apparent. But what about for those who are not ill? We would usually say, "I'm perfectly fine! I even work up to 3 in the morning!" What we don't realize here is that we need rest!
Sometimes we make excuses of going out for the weekend and enjoy it, a weekend full of activities like going to the beach, volleyball or swimming. What we don't realize is that these activities are almost as tiring as work or the activities at school.
What we need to do is take a time off. Instead of going to the beach to play volleyball or frisbee, just sit and relax and watch the sunset. Free your mind. Or string a hammock and take a siesta.
This has been a long and great week for me. And as the weekend is fast approaching, I give you a friendly piece of advice, rest. Happy weekend everyone!
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