Whether it be right after an intense work out, or after a long day of work, rest if essential for your body’s wellness. Getting some time to relax your body and mind will help them recharge for your next endeavor. This goes with getting the right amount of sleep every night. Try to get a solid 8 hours of rest every night so that you are ready for the next day. Doing this will increase your productivity throughout your week.

For those of us who are parents of college students, making sure they get the right amount of rest while studying will be very helpful to their overall success in the classroom. Everybody remembers what it was like to want to take naps all day in college. What we didn’t know was that naps are best in short, 20 to 30-minute bursts. Power naps give your child’s brain time to rest and recharge for the next phase of studying. Doing this spreads out the study time well enough for their brains to retain any information they have just gone over.

Getting the right amount of rest will give your body and mind the opportunity to recover more quickly and maximizer your productivity for any activities you have to come. Rest easy!