How to Deliberately Take a Rest

Robi Kate Miranda
2 min readApr 16, 2022

Have you experienced attending and leading 3–5 meetings per day?
Have you experienced working for multiple departments all in one day?

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With a lot of multi-tasking and context switching involved, a headache might be one of the minor side effects that you would experience in a day. 🥴️

Talking with my teammates, we’ve shared how most of us are feeling guilty when we take a pause. But, isn’t taking a rest productive, too? 🤔

With tremendous pressure to stay right on track with our work deliverables or academic responsibilities, how do we stay sane and avoid burnout?

My short answer is deliberate and purposeful rest. 👈

How do we intentionally allot our time to take a rest in our busy days?

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It depends on your definition of rest. For me, rest is temporarily disconnecting from other people to reconnect with myself.

📌It means being away from the loud noise of social media.

📌It means deliberately allotting my time for my personal growth and development.

📌It means recharging by allowing myself to have guilt-less time for my emotional (meditation) and physical wellbeing (exercise).

📌It can also mean sleeping or just watching my favorite TV shows.

Honor yourself by honoring your resting time. ⏰

“Rest gives you the opportunity to regain the energy you lost during work. Meanwhile, your subconsciousness will develop deeper insights and ideas.” This is what Alex Pang (a Silicon Valley technology forecaster and strategy consultant) said in his book “Why You Get More Done When You Work Less.”

Hence, resting is not bad at all. It helps us become more productive, effective, and efficient with our work.

Remember, you’ll do more when you deliberately pause and take a break so I hope you will not feel guilty the next time you rest.💫

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Robi Kate Miranda

Hi, I'm Robi! Welcome to my blog. Read about my advocacies, self-help tips, productivity strategies, and everything in between.