5 Scientific Reasons Why Leaders Need to Rest

  1. Taking a break from work boosts your immune system.
  2. Rest helps you become more creative.
  3. Focus at work is better when you take time to rest.
  4. Regularly taking time off reduces the risk of heart disease.
  5. Time off shows to add years onto your life.

Unlearning the Constant Need to Work

Growing up in a family of a couple of workaholics who I love very dearly, it’s been quite a bit of unlearning for me. But it’s possible.

Ideas for Rejuvenating Rest

  • Long walks in a peaceful neighborhood or park.
  • Hanging out with friends and enjoying a day in your city.
  • Watching sports or a show you can fully engage in.
  • Going to a museum and learning about history is entirely irrelevant to your work.
  • Enjoy a lovely meal at your favorite restaurant alone or with friends while you talk for hours.

Take Action

Time to take action and rest! Whether any of the above rest ideas strike your fancy or not.



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Coach Furtado

Coach Furtado

Writing about leadership, teamwork, and human development through the lens of sports.