Jeremy Mohler

Jun 11, 2021

4 min read

Why You Should Be Resting Rather Than Just Vegging Out

In today’s distracted world, you actually have to put effort into getting enough rest.

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Actually resting means relaxing the nervous system

Not doing is slowing the mind and relaxing the body enough to simply be with what’s actually happening in the moment. It’s getting out of your head and into sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feelings. It’s living fully.

You have a hard time resting because of capitalism

I know it’s hard to not do. “We live in a culture that celebrates activity,” writes the Buddhist teacher Roshi Joan Halifax.

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