The Art of Rest

The Art of Rest How to Find Respite in the Modern Age

Hardback (21 Nov 2019)

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Synopsis

Shortlisted for the British Psychological Society Book Award for Popular Science

Today busyness has become a badge of honour. We want to say we're busy, yet at the same time we feel exhausted. Instead we should start taking rest seriously as a method of self-care and this book can help us to work out how.

The Art of Rest draws on ground-breaking research Claudia Hammond collaborated on - 'The Rest Test' - the largest global survey into rest ever undertaken, which was completed by 18,000 people across 135 different countries. Much of value has been written about sleep, but rest is different; it is how we unwind, calm our minds and recharge our bodies. And, as the survey revealed, how much rest you get is directly linked to your sense of well-being.

Counting down through the top ten activities which people find most restful, Hammond explains why rest matters, examines the science behind the results to establish what really works and offers a roadmap for a new, more restful and balanced life.

Book information

ISBN: 9781786892805
Publisher: Canongate Books
Imprint: Canongate
Pub date:
DEWEY: 158
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 402g
Height: 219mm
Width: 141mm
Spine width: 29mm