Rest Easy: Discover Calm and Abundance through the Radical Power of Rest (Hardcover)

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Rest Easy: Discover Calm and Abundance through the Radical Power of Rest (Hardcover)


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Brimming with encouraging wisdom, easy-to-follow guidance, and illuminating illustrations, Rest Easy is an antidote to burnout culture and an invitation to find joy, balance, and energy through the transformative power of rest.

"This thought-provoking book is highly recommended for anyone needing better rest habits." ―Library Journal, starred review

Rest Easy invites you to experience the life-changing power of resting your mind, body, and spirit. In these pages, rest expert Ximena Vengoechea explores the power of rest and guides you through dozens of proven methods for relaxation and renewal, including movement, sound, visualizations, journaling, time in nature, meditative activities, and so much more. Discover:
  • A short quiz that reveals the ideal rest techniques for your personality and lifestyle.
  • How to set healthy boundaries and overcome obstacles preventing meaningful rest.
  • Bite-size practices to incorporate into everyday life for physical, mental, and spiritual rest.

PROVEN TECHNIQUES: The techniques and practices presented in these pages are proven to improve rest, reduce stress, and boost joy. The author distills her research to make a range of rest techniques accessible to everyone, allowing readers to experiment with a wide variety of practices and find what best fits their lifestyle and needs. 

FRESH APPROACH TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Through a charming combination of beautiful artwork, compelling storytelling, engaging sidebars, and easy-to-follow takeaways, this book offers a distinctive approach to wellness and well-being. Warm and inviting, Rest Easy is a simple and authentic way to connect and be present for someone in need of gentle encouragement and uplifting support.

POSITIVE & TIMELY: This book presents contemporary methods for well-being in a simple, easy-to-engage format. Readers will discover information on practices for mindfulness, breathwork, yoga, and more.

MEANINGFUL SELF-CARE GIFT: The beautifully designed hardcover package is an infinitely giftable book that can be given to friends, wellness enthusiasts, and people experiencing burnout. The content is general enough to speak to a range of experiences, and the colorful art and empathetic tone make it a wonderful option for those looking for thoughtful, personal gifts for someone who needs a pick-me-up.

Perfect for:
  • Mindfulness and wellness enthusiasts
  • People experiencing burnout or seeking stress relief
  • Parents, students, or anyone whose job or personal circumstances are causing suffering and burnout
  • Wellness gift for women and men of any age
  • Fans of Am I Overthinking This? and Vibrate Higher Daily
  • Readers of How to Do Nothing, How to Not Always Be Working, and Rest Is Resistance
Ximena Vengoechea is a user researcher, writer, and illustrator whose work on personal and professional development has been published in Inc., The Washington Post, Newsweek, Forbes, Fast Company, and Huffington Post, among others. She is the author of the new book, Rest Easy: Discover Calm and Abundance through the Radical Power of Rest. Her previous book is Listen Like You Mean it: Reclaiming the Lost Art of True Connection. Ximena is the creator of the popular project The Life Audit, and writes a newsletter on staying curious, getting creative, and living well. Ximena is a keynote speaker on topics such as empathetic and inclusive listening, navigating difficult conversations, and preventing burnout. She previously worked at Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Twitter, and advises organizations and individuals on user research, executive communication, and resting well.
Product Details ISBN: 9781797219479
ISBN-10: 1797219472
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: September 26th, 2023
Pages: 224
Language: English
"This thought-provoking book is highly recommended for anyone needing better rest habits." — Library Journal, starred review

“This book is a revelation. Vengoechea makes a powerful case for why rest matters, shows us how to vanquish obstacles to rest, and offers innovative techniques for making rest a reality in a too-busy world. Rest Easy explores burnout culture and how we can take agency to overcome it.” 

—Eve Rodsky, New York Times bestselling author of Fair Play 

Rest Easy is a warm and gentle guide for those of us who struggle to step off the productivity treadmill. Well-researched and based on good science, this book is a refreshing reminder that we are, after all, humans who need and deserve rest.” 

—Celeste Headlee, award-winning journalist and author of Do Nothing