We already know that we need a certain amount of rest, every day, to maintain our health and prevent burnout. But a lot of us don’t take that rest, even if we desperately need it, because we feel like we ought to spend our time being “productive.”
A productive day starts with a great morning, and you can’t have a great morning if you didn’t get any rest the night before. This simple five-part formula will help you get to bed earlier, sleep better and wake up feeling rested.
Rest days are a standard part of exercise programs, but they’re not the only way to avoid overworking yourself. Let’s look at the difference between rest and recovery, and when you can bend the rules.