Are you in need of rest? In today’s busy world, the pursuit of rest is a genuine challenge, and obtaining rest is a prize indeed. But what if obtaining rest was as simple as getting away from others? That is one of the major conclusions derived from a recent, lengthy survey devised by Hubbub and conducted on over 18,000 volunteers.
The Rest Test, as it has been called, is reviewed in an article by Claudia Hammond, BBC Radio 4. In this article, Claudia discusses the top ways people find rest. Whether one is curled up with a good book, taking a bubble bath, or listening to relaxing music with your favorite headphones, one common feature that correlates with many of the top restful activities, is they are often done alone.
- For some, the mind can’t rest unless the body is at rest
- It is the tiring out of the body through vigorous exercise that allows the mind to rest – 16% of people said they find exercise restful
- Extroverts do place chatting and socialising a little higher up the chart, but still they are beaten by solitary activities.
“Just over two-thirds of respondents said they would like more rest. Almost a third thought they needed more rest than the average person, while 10% thought they needed less than average.”