There are many different reasons why it’s hard for us to rest but it is also one of the most important things for our health. Resting is difficult for humans because we are conditioned to be productive and busy all throughout our day. We don’t tend to prioritize resting and instead prioritize accomplishing as many tasks as we can in a day. However, it is essential for us to get some relaxation time and de-stress and we can do this by meditating or listening to music.
- People in the United States are programmed to be productive and work hard to succeed.
- We talk as though resting is something that needs to be earned, but it is an inherent right.
- It takes effort to learn how to listen to your body and allow yourself time to relax.
“In the end, I had to reparent myself in order to be able to rest, enforcing stopping times and rest periods.”