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|4 Tips for Better Rest|
Rest is as important as physical activity for general health. Identify periods during the day when you can be passive, without stimulation, doing nothing - and make time for them. Consider the following when planning rest into your schedule:
Healthy Goal: Daydream
The power of visual imagination is an efficient and enjoyable way to activate the relaxation response. Try imagining an actual place from your past, where you felt happy, secure, and peaceful. Then picture yourself there, making all the sensory impressions - smells, sounds, sights - as sharp as possible. You'll feel happier and calmer in no time.
Learn more about the mind-body connection in the article "The Self-Healing Benefits of Meditation."