Rest

Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less
by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Overwork is the new normal. Rest is something to do when the important things are done-but they are never done. Looking at different forms of rest, from sleep to vacation, Silicon Valley futurist and business consultant Alex Soojung-Kim Pang dispels the myth that the harder we work the better the outcome. He combines rigorous scientific research with a rich array of examples of writers, painters, and thinkers—from Darwin to Stephen King—to challenge our tendency to see work and relaxation as antithetical. “Deliberate rest,” as Pang calls it, is the true key to productivity, and will give us more energy, sharper ideas, and a better life.¬†Rest¬†offers a roadmap to rediscovering the importance of rest in our lives, and a convincing argument that we need to relax more if we actually want to get more done.

Articles, reviews, interviews, etc. related to the book Rest:

1. Review (The New York Times): Arianna Huffington on a Book About Working Less, Resting More
Arianna Huffington
Dec. 12, 2016

2. Review (The Guardian): Why the secret to productivity isn’t longer hours
Andrew Anthony
Jan. 22, 2017

3. Review (New Scientist): Why rest and relaxation are such serious business
Mary Halton
Oct. 26, 2016

4. Interview (Scientific America): Q&A: Why a Rested Brain Is More Creative
Ferris Jabr
Sep. 1, 2016

5. Interview (Forbes): How To Work Less And Get More Done
Richard Eisenberg
Jan. 5, 2017

6. Interview (Society for Human Resource Management): Rest Is Underrated: A Q&A with Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
David Ward
Nov 27, 2016