“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. — Ovid
I love the quote above from the ancient Roman Ovid: He reminds us that for millennia farmers have known that every so often they must allow a field to “rest” or go fallow between plantings.”
This excerpt is from an article published on the Huffington Post (read HERE), a great article on why it is important to let yourself rest, and the overall benefits. I wrote a similar post on Sabbath Rest and referenced a book review (HERE).
It is important to recognize that others are writing about this, right now. We are in a world where the “Go” button is always on. That’s not good. In another study, it was noted that people who worked more than 40 hours per week were actually less productive.
Take notice of these admonishments to rest. You’ll be thanking the authors someday, instead of your doctor, or worse – your mortician!