Despite what you have been told by your parents, teachers and everyone since young, resting actually saves time. Yes, you read it right! Taking proper rest and relaxation is very essential to time optimisation. It has been hugely debated that the average human can only focus effectively for about 45 minutes before swaying away. The point to be taken here is that our mind and body are not robotic and they need proper rest and rejuvenation so stay fresh and operational. You also need to note that you should not take too much rest to the point that it will take up too much of your time and might even lead to procrastination.
How then do you ensure you get adequate rest? Well that’s simple if you perform the following:
1) Use the 15 by 1 method. For every 15 minutes of effective actions that you perform, take 1 minute of rest.
2) Sit back, relax, close your eyes and maybe even hum a song or tune while resting.
3) Take a few minutes to do some stretching or take a simple walk after working for about half an hour or one hour
4) Take a power nap of about 45 minutes somewhere in the middle of the day after performing various tasks. You will notice that this will greatly revitalise your energy and your focus for the rest of the day.
This concludes the relaxation method. Always remember that while you want to accomplish your goals and complete certain tasks within a certain time period, it is prudent that you ensure you have the adequate energy and focus to do so. And the best way to achieve this is by ensuring that you receive sufficient rest and relaxation.