How to know “rest”?


When we talk about success, hard work and luck often follow.It is needless to say that those who discuss hard work should not have too much from the mentality of hard work to the methodology of hard work, as well as luck. There are also many views and perspectives from the principle behind luck to how to improve luck.The success of an event is the result of hard work and luck, but when it comes to a person, we care more about the growth of a person than the success of an event.When it comes to growth, two other concepts are needed — stress and rest.In his book the Science of State, the author talks a lot about how to stay on top of your game and create more success. At the heart of this methodology is a growth formula: Growth = stress + rest.Is it good to be stressed?It depends on how much stress you feel. If it’s too small, you won’t be motivated. If it’s too big, you’ll easily become anxious and even break down.The best state is the kind of pressure that allows you to challenge and jump within reach, which is neither comfortable nor escape, but becomes motivation.How to judge whether the pressure is big or small?If you think of stress as a bad thing, it can affect your state of mind and increase cortisol and other things, and you can’t focus.But if you see stress as a positive state, your body won’t see it as a bad thing, and it will give you a sense of urgency that drives you to self-manage and grow.Then there is rest. The word rest is actually easy to understand, because one’s energy is limited. Once one focuses on it for too long, it is easy to slacken off, both physically and mentally.But what is the right rest, in fact, there have been misunderstandings, such as paralysis for a while is not?Brush a douyin calculate not, hair a foolish calculate not?And short-term mental and physical fatigue is easy to understand, recovery methods have their own unique tricks, but what about long-term accumulation of job burnout?Those who are skilled at it, and do it well, take several times longer in the long run than the average person, so you can understand why some people are successful at everything they do and are able to wear multiple hats.First of all, short-term mental and physical fatigue is not just slumping on the sofa, brushing Douyin, playing with pesticide and eating chicken, especially for office mental activities.For office mental activities, the physical consumption is not much, but more energy. At this time, when brushing douyin, playing pesticide and eating chicken, the brain is still receiving and processing information quickly and frequently, without getting a rest.A better idea would be to switch to something less mentally demanding and more physically demanding, like getting up and walking laps, walking up several flights of stairs, going to the office gym.If you don’t want to, you can simply empty your mind by looking out the window to empty your mind of nothing, or by thinking about something that doesn’t require information — a daydream, preferably a dream, laughing out of a snot.Of course, the daydreaming method needs to be careful, many people are easy to daydream, and a wandering for more than half an hour.And then there’s meditation, which the authors recommend. Focus on belly breathing and allow your thoughts to flow freely to recharge your mind. Five to 10 minutes of meditation a day will help you recover most of your energy.The key to this aspect of rest is to get your body moving, and when your brain is immersed, everyone can do it in their own way.Short breaks require daily consistency, so that your energy level increases a little bit each day. In the end, over a year or two, you can be several times more productive than others, both in terms of productivity and results.Then there is the chronic tiredness. How do you repair this mental tiredness? How do you rest?Long-term mental fatigue comes from the accumulation of each time. In order to alleviate this accumulation, the most important thing is of course to pay attention to the short-term mental maintenance, that is, you’d better have a set of warm-up strategies every day to let yourself into the best condition.For myself, I stretch before I get up, do 20 push-ups, brush my teeth on one foot and with my left hand, and then take a brisk ten-minute walk to work to get into the zone.Strategies for energizing yourself at noon, at the end of the workday, and before you go to bed are all important.Physically, but also mentally, you need to give your brain a ritual to start the book, like playing some background music that you need to start the book, like putting on your favorite pen and bookmark, etc.It’s about reducing mental resistance. It’s about allocating tasks that you like to do at work, and then breaking down challenging tasks rather than concentrating them together.The second key to reducing long-term fatigue is not to do too many things at once, but to do one thing at a time, and then move on to the next. This seems simple, but many of us have more and more tasks on our hands without realizing it.The more things you do, the more likely it is to accumulate anxiety and burden of unfinished tasks, and then negative emotions will set in and accumulate over time.People’s attention is limited. Please focus on the most important things.The last one is a sense of purpose. You have to find a long-term sense of meaning for what you’re doing. This may seem weak, but it’s really powerful.This sense of purpose, once found, is like finding the elixar of energy renewal that can be used at any time, and it works extremely well.If you think carefully about how much value you can bring to how many people when you do what you do, how you can express that value, sublimate that value, and then repeat it every day and convince yourself that it matters.If the boss can draw cake for you, of course better, if not, remember to draw one for yourself in front of the mirror every day, not in vain, but to give yourself a better state of mind and energy.And health, of course!

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