Thursday, October 07, 2021

Rest - Alex Soojung-Kim Pang


This book proposes viewing rest as an active lifetime requirement. Across two parts (Stimulating Creativity and Sustaining Creativity) the author uses meticulous research and detailed case studies of the strategies used by wildly creative people across history. Rest is when the brain switches on a Default Mode Network (DMN) and cognition becomes inward focused. This means that rest is an active phenomenon that we can develop with intentional practice when viewed as a skill. Today's always-on-overworked-world requires rest to be wedged in so that we create enriched and fulfilled lives.

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