The REST of Your Life: How NOT Work Leads to Smarts, Creativity & Compassion

May 18, 2022 | 12:00am - 12:00am

Donnovan Somera Yisrael, MA, Senior Health Educator, Mental Health & Well-Being, Well-Being at Stanford

When you are not working do you feel “lazy” or that you are wasting time? Do you feel “guilty” when you are not being productive? Did you know that there is more than one type of rest and ironically, not all of them leave you feeling rested? Join us for this 2-part, interactive workshop in which we will first gain a deeper understanding of the integrative nature of wholesome time off and “deep play.” Next, together and in small groups we will seek to shift our “rest mindsets” by wrestling with our beliefs and feelings about not working. Lastly, we will schedule and experience not working in light of our new rest mindset during the week between sessions and come back together to compare notes, share success and find movement where there is stuckness. Learning how to rest and play with intention and discernment just might make you better at work while increasing the quality of the REST of your life.