Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less (Paperback)Alex Soojung-Kim Pang (author)
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Ten proven methods for resting that will radically improve your life
For most of us, overwork is the new normal. Resting means late-night TV binges or hours spent surfing social media. We never truly take the time to rest and recharge.
In this revelatory book, Silicon Valley consultant Alex Soojung-Kim Pang offers the antidote to becoming more productive and fulfilled in every aspect of our lives, and shows us that in order to actually get more done we need to work less and relax more. Whether through taking daily naps, as Winston Churchill did during the Second World War, spending a week alone in a cabin like Bill Gates, or simply walking, 'deliberate rest' as Pang calls it is the key to getting more done and working better.
Drawing on emerging neuroscience, Rest is packed full of tips for upping our downtime - from sleep to hobbies to holidays. It's time to make a change to the way we work, rest and play.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 234 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
'Take a break and read Rest: you'll make smarter decisions, have better relationships, and be happier and more creative.' - James Wallman, author of Stuffocation
'An incredibly timely read - for this moment in history, but also in my own increasingly rest-starved life. This might be the book to finally persuade us that downtime isn't in conflict with good work; rather, it's an essential ingredient of it.' - Oliver Burkeman, I columnist and author of The Antidote
'If work is our national religion, Pang is the philosopher reintegrating our bifurcated selves' - Arianna Huffington, The New York Times Book Review
'Alex Soojung-Kim Pang shows us how much more productive we can be by spending less time in noisy open-plan offices . . . It should be compulsory reading for office managers everywhere' - Katie Law, Evening Standard
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