Having A Restful Soul

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Among the most amazing mechanisms of the body to achieve longevity and wholeness is its ability to rest and repair. In the course of the 8 hours of sleep, there are invisible processes that take place; the result of which yield the body refreshed, renewed and revitalized for the next days equally challenging race. But sleep is not the only form of rest that the body knows.

We will discuss the ways our body does to achieve rest from the days gruesome pressure and how it combats against physical stressors and cause it to survive long enough.

1. Sleep- The body restores itself during sleep according to some researchers. They have established that neurotoxins are neutralized during sleep, and have reported that cells undergo cell division, tissue synthesizes and growth hormones are released during slow-wave (or non-REM) sleep. For instance, athletes spend more time in slow-wave sleep than others, and children and young people spend a larger portion of their sleep in slow-wave sleep than older people. In other words, sleep causes the body to birth new cells.

While sleep may be the bodys major way to rest, its not the only way. You can do a lot of things to have a restful body, soul and spirit.

2. Leisure- According to Wikipedia, “Leisure or free time, is a period of time spent out of work and essential domestic activity. This is the time of recreational time before or after required activities such as eating and sleeping, going to work or making sure business runs well, attending school and doing homework, household chores, and day-to-day stress.” Will play after work fall under rest? Yes!

Does trout fishing in Taneycomo Lake count? Yes! Any activity done outside of the context of work or the essential activities that you do to run life is rest.

3. Human Relaxation- This is anything that helps a person relax. This leads to a state of increased calmness and ability to focus on essential activities. People who have frequent relaxation activities are more likely to make it through projects and work-related activities than those who dont.

Health and wellness are more likely achieved by those who have ample relaxation activities than those who dont.

4. Emptying Your Mind- This may sound a little strange, but it is important, and it’s something you have to do to calm your mind. It’s easy enough to clear your mind of all thoughts for a short period of time, but it’s not easy to keep it that way for an extended period. Thoughts of some sort eventually creep back in. But with a little practise you’ll find that you get better and better at it. So it’s a good idea to practise it every day. What you particularly want to do is clear your mind of any fears, insecurities, hatreds and other negative thoughts. They have to be completely cleaned out. This is helped by concentrating on your breathing and thinking only about it.

Eventually, though, thoughts will start to creep back in, so you will need something more. Several things are helpful. One of them is to concentrate on peaceful words such as: tranquility, serenity, restfulness, and relaxation. Select one of them and say it over and over, concentrating on it. Don’t think of anything besides the word as you repeat it.

Rest is achieved when there is something that occupies the time outside of the clause of activities of daily life. The abovementioned ways to attain rest may already be known by most of us, but are most of us practicing the true essence of rest. If we do, then there is nothing in the world nor anything that confronts you that can stop you from getting the most out of life. Rest as much as you can and get as much in life as you can.

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This article was published on 2010/11/02