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

Claudia Hammond

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd

Published: 21st Nov '19


Drawing on brand new research, this is an examination of rest and why it matters from Radio 4’s voice of psychology

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SKU: 9781786892805



Shortlisted for the British Psychological Society Book Award for Popular ScienceToday 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.

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Weight 0.406 kg
Dimensions 30 × 144 × 220 mm
Page Count 304