If You Want to Be Productive, You Have to Rest

All those that are not properly resting, sometimes, are restless. You may accept this statement. Time out helps us to indentify our core-issues. I appreciate the innovative way in which Mary Helen Immordino has brought out the importance of finding a time for rest and how our brain would exploit those moments to reaccess some of the buried memories of the past. Purposeful recalling this way itself may be healing and through this we may be able to identify our core-issues, which we might have missed considering, and heal them if neccessary. Some core issues could be healed by oneself and few others may require the accompaniment of an expert who will facilitate the inner journey. Sometimes I used to feel for some persons who are lost in their past and are frozen due to the past unhealed memories. We need rest and time to be ourselves. I am glad that there are some good hearts to remind us of that. I have done some posts on the importance of self-care, core-issue identification & Integration on my another blog (http://www.charlesalphonse.blogspot.com). There you may find similar insights. Enjoy the power of time-out and rest! Charles Alphonse

Longreads

In a recent thought-provoking review of research on the default mode network, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang of the University of Southern California and her co-authors argue that when we are resting the brain is anything but idle and that, far from being purposeless or unproductive, downtime is in fact essential to mental processes that affirm our identities, develop our understanding of human behavior and instill an internal code of ethics—processes that depend on the DMN. Downtime is an opportunity for the brain to make sense of what it has recently learned, to surface fundamental unresolved tensions in our lives and to swivel its powers of reflection away from the external world toward itself. While mind-wandering we replay conversations we had earlier that day, rewriting our verbal blunders as a way of learning to avoid them in the future. We craft fictional dialogue to practice standing up to someone who intimidates us…

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