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



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Author: Hammond, Claudia

Popular psychology

Published on 29 October 2020 by Canongate Books in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 304 pages
128 x 196 x 29 | 226g

WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE MONTHShortlisted for the British Psychological Society Book Award for Popular ScienceMuch of value has been written about sleep, but rest is different; it is how we unwind, calm our minds and recharge our bodies. The Art of Rest draws on ground-breaking research Claudia Hammond collaborated on: 'The Rest Test', the largest global survey into rest ever undertaken, completed by 18,000 people across 135 different countries. The survey revealed how people get rest and how it is directly linked to your sense of wellbeing.

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.