Reviews of Non-fiction Books to Read — The Art of Rest

The Art of Rest by Claudia Hammond

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The Art of Rest by Claudia Hammond

You are not alone if you find life to be difficult at times. Life is a constant source of stress. Every little thing adds up, from pressure at work to stress at home, unopened emails to dishes left unwashed - and the continuous existential anguish doesn't get any easier. The good news is that there is a simple remedy for stress: sleep. It was for this reason that the Rest Test, the biggest study on rest ever undertaken, attempted to identify exactly those activities individuals regard to be the most restful. The quiz took 40 minutes to complete and received responses from over 18,000 individuals from 135 countries in 2016. The top ten restful activities were also included in the book The Art of Rest. These notes provide insight into five of the ten actions described above. Their explanations of both why these activities are restorative and how obtaining the proper type of rest may enhance your life are interwoven throughout the book.

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