When was the last time you were intentional about taking a break from life’s hectic pace? So many of us are striving to be the best we can at work, school, as a parent or other areas of life, the concept of slowing down and taking a break is often ruled out.
Now, what if I told you that making time for rest was actually an essential component of being successful in any of the areas above and to shaping a life that you can enjoy? Hopefully, this information would prompt you to make time for yourself, whether that’s participating in a hobby you love or going for a massage. Here are three reasons why rest is so important.
Enables You to Make Better Decisions
Have you ever found that when you’re under stress, your decision making is negatively affected? A 2012 study shows that stress alters how we weigh risks and rewards and actually clouds our judgment when faced with tough decisions. So, by staying stress-free, we put ourselves in the best position to make important decisions with clear judgment.
Helps with Weight Loss
In addition to improving your decision-making, staying well-rested also helps you maintain a healthy weight. For starters, ensuring you’re getting a proper night’s sleep and dedicating time daily for yourself, can reduce cravings for unhealthy foods, increase your energy levels and improve your calorie burning.
Reduces Your Risk of a Stroke
If you’re anything like me, you may at times take your health for granted. As if it’s something that will always be there. Well, the reality is many things can impact our health and stress is definitely one of them. A 2007 University of Cambridge study concluded that more relaxed individuals, who dealt with stress better, were 24 percent less likely to have a stroke.
Here at Quality Sudbury Inn, we offer our visitors an environment where they can have a relaxing stay and respite from daily life. Whether you’re looking for comfy accommodations for vacation or a romantic weekend getaway, we want you to leave our hotel feeling refreshed and rested!