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[Rest] Relax and be foolish for bit...

  Humans are created to create, therefore we can only find relaxation from one kind of work by taking up another -- even if that 'work' is doing nothing.

Rest and Relaxation: It's All About Downtime

Managing Rest:  Like time, energy is finite, but unlike time, your energy is renewable through proper rest and nutrition. by Michael Corthell We all like to go on vacation and there are some studies that recommend 5 to 6 weeks as the optimum time off per year.  The same advice applies to breaks taken throughout the day. Taking frequent breaks to increase productivity might seem counterintuitive/productive, but they're more important than ever in our modern working world of constant electronic contact. We're constantly checking and updating our email, Twitter and Facebook in addition to the other stuff we're doing, and we don't take real breaks anymore — we just 'cyber-loaf' by fiddling and diddling on Facebook etc. ''Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The Sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus'' ― Alexander Graham Bell            Mr. Bell makes a great point here about productivity:

Good Habits for Restful Sleep

"I love my bed..." by Michael Corthell Sleep. Something that comes to us as naturally as breathing—for some. Sleep is a very important part of our lives. It is one of the 'big three' of good health, the other two being eating right and exercising. ''There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.'' —Homer If you are always lacking a good night's sleep you could be in danger. Not just because just you are groggy and foggy the next day. Chronic, long-term lack of good rest dramatically increases your chances of diabetes, depression, cardiovascular disease, and even weight gain. Try some of these suggestions, and you just may wake up feeling incredibly well-rested. Sleep is foundational so sleep on a good bed.  If you love you bed, you're all set. But if you don't and have to buy a new mattress set, make sure you spend the proper time evaluating it in the store. Some stores even let you try out a new mattr