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Author Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim, author.

Title Rest : why you get more done when you work less / Alex Soojung-Kim Pang.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, [2016]


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 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  612.042 PANG    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  612.042 PANG    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  612.042 PAN    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  612.042 PANG    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  612.042 PANG    DUE 07-20-24
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  612.042 PANG    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  612.042 P191R    DUE 01-25-21 Billed
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  612.042 PANG    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  612.042 PA    Check Shelf
Description viii, 310 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-301) and index.
Contents The problem of rest -- The science of rest -- Stimulating creativity -- Four hours -- Morning routine -- Walk -- Nap -- Stop -- Sleep -- Sustaining creativity -- Recovery -- Exercise -- Deep play -- Sabbaticals -- Conclusion : the restful life.
Summary "For most of us, overwork is the new normal and rest is an afterthought. In our busy lives, rest is defined as the absence of work: late-night TV binges, hours spent trawling the internet, something to do once we've finished everything else on our to-do lists. But dismissing rest stifles our ability to think creatively and truly recharge. In Rest, Silicon Valley consultant Alex Pang argues that we can be more successful in all areas of our lives by recognizing the importance of rest: working better does not mean working more, it means working less and resting better. Treating rest as a passive activity secondary to work undermines our chances for a rewarding and meaningful life. Whether by making space for daily naps, as Winston Churchill did during World War II; going on hours-long strolls like Charles Darwin; or spending a week alone in a cabin like Bill Gates, pursuing what Pang calls "deliberate rest" is the true key to fulfillment and creative success. Drawing on rigorous scientific evidence and revelatory historical examples, Rest overturns everything our culture has taught us about work and shows that only by resting better can we start living better."--Dust jacket.
Subject Work -- Physiological aspects.
Rest -- Physiological aspects.
Performance. (OCoLC)fst01057829
Rest -- Physiological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01095874
Work -- Physiological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01180199
HEALTH & FITNESS / Work-Related Health.
PSYCHOLOGY / Creative Ability.
SELF-HELP / Creativity.
PSYCHOLOGY / Creative Ability.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Work-Related Health.
SELF-HELP / Creativity.
Rest -- psychology.
ISBN 9780465074877 hardcover
0465074871 hardcover
9780465096596 electronic book
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