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Over the years, we’ve written extensively about the importance of sleep, rest, and, of course, naps. I also looked into why. So suffice it to say that we believe in the power of a good nap.
Tricia Hershey, artist, activist, theologian and founder nap ministry,Agree. As the author of his SELF Well-Read Book Club pick for December, The rest is resistance: the manifest, Hersey believes naps can “provide a portal to imagine, invent, and heal,” Hersey continues the explanation in the excerpt below. “No need to rest,” she wrote.
This is a powerful statement. It can be exhausting, especially during this busy time of the year when you have a seemingly endless to-do list and need to “get things together” before the end of the year. But I encourage you to read and take Hershey’s words to heart.It is no coincidence that we chose the rest is resistance December Picks: We were already planning Rest Week, an editorial series full of articles to help you take a break, unwind, and slow down in the lull between Christmas and New Year. Hershey’s Manifesto is the perfect supplemental material.
If you’d like to join the SELF Well-Read Book Club, you can find out more about our December picks and get your own copy here. the rest is resistance here. check us out 5 minutes, 5 days The meditation series allows you to do 5 different 5 minute meditations. the rest is resistance SELF Instagram account led by instructor Jessica Angima here(The series aired earlier this month, but you can always watch saved recordings of each meditation!) And make sure you’re following along. @self magazine Follow us on Instagram for updates on the Well-Read Book Club.
Creed 3: A nap provides a portal to imagine, invent, and heal.
The idea of rest as resistance and rest as compensation can be difficult to extract in a few lines when asked to briefly describe it. It’s counterintuitive to think of rest as a place to create freedom and resistance, rather than a place to waste time. In our culture, we have never learned this. The idea of doing nothing, even for a short time, is seen as lazy and unproductive. The description of rest as a form of justice is therefore multi-layered and nuanced. I learned that one of the simplest and truest ways to share the message of rest is to say: It brings us back to humanity. ” To be more human. Connecting with our true selves is at the heart of our rest movement.