In our 24-7 global economy, rest feels like a luxury at best and a weakness at worst. We see work and rest as competitors - but what if they're actually partners in a productive, balanced life?
Blending rigorous scientific research with examples of writers, painters and thinkers - from Darwin to Stephen King - Silicon Valley futurist and business consultant Alex Soojung-Kim Pang exposes how we've underestimated the power of rest for our success. Though it's as natural as breathing, it's also a skill we can all learn to boost our creativity and productivity.
Full of tips for upping our downtime, from sleep to hobbies to vacation, Rest is a new roadmap for finding renewed energy and inspiration, and getting more done.
[T]here's another force transforming the way we work, and that is: nonwork. Or, more specifically, what we're doing in those few hours when we're not working. With Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less," Alex Soojung-Kim Pang superbly illuminates this phenomenon and helps push it along...Rest is such a valuable book. If work is our national religion, Pang is the philosopher reintegrating our bifurcated selves -- Arianna Huffington New York Times Book Review Want to be creative and get more done? We used to think only hard work was the answer. This beautifully researched book debunks the "work till you drop" myth by describing how intentional rest is crucial for being your best. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including neuroscience, the arts and psychology, Rest will fundamentally change the way we see work in the years to come. Give it to your boss! Give it to your work-obsessed spouse! Give it to your frazzled office buddies! A new paradigm of work is emerging and this fascinating book will be an indispensable guide -- Peter Fleming author of 'The Mythology of Work' 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, Guardian columnist and author of 'The Antidote' Read this book, and you'll see how time off helps us learn and create better -- Ferran Adria, 3-Star Michelin chef and founder of El Bulli 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' Pang offers original and often inspired ideas San Francisco Chronicle (on The Distraction Addiction) Amusing and edifying Washington Post (on The Distraction Addiction) Skeptical without pandering to technophobia or neuroscience The New Yorker (on The Digital Distraction)
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 2nd February 2017
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 14.1 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1