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Tips for Taking a Rest To Increase Productive and Effectiveness

Tips for Taking a Rest, To Increase Productivity, and Effectiveness. 'Newsweek' reports that the key to being more productive, creative and effective may be incorporating rest into your schedule. . Rest, a state of present moment awareness of your mental and physical experience, is actively , not doing. . According to this definition, sitting and watching a movie, though enjoyable, is not technically rest. . 'Newsweek' offers some easy tips for how to actually take a rest. . The first step is crucial. Turn off the music or the television, power down your device and stop talking. . Next, take a deep breath and notice how your body feels. . Feel your feet on the floor or any places that may be tense or tight. . When thoughts arise, try to stay in the present moment by taking another deep breath and listening to the sounds of the world around you. . Taking an actual rest allows your mind and your body the time it needs to recharge, reducing tension and giving you a boost of energy. . When thoughts and emotions feel overwhelming, it is easy to avoid them with distractions. . When thoughts and emotions feel overwhelming, it is easy to avoid them with distractions. . Restful moments help foster acceptance of the present moment and can take away the discomfort of struggling against the here and now. . Taking a rest can create the opportunity to see problems from a fresh perspective and develop creative solutions.

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