I took a few days off work. Got a massage too. Naps, tea-drinking and an overall low-key vibe prevailed. Overworked, overstimulated, over-everything demanded that I take a good rest.
But after all that supposed recovery time, there I was, sitting at my desk on Monday morning, feeling like a freight train had just run me over. Twice.
My problem? I was resting the wrong way.
Assuming you’re not severely anemic or harboring some rare parasitic creature in your tummy, here’s why you might be stuck on the Tired Train:
You have to RECEIVE rest.
If you get a massage but while all the rubbing is happening, you're sweating the deadlines waiting for you at work, you might not be receiving all the rest.
If you bookend your afternoon nap with an epic guilt trip that says "Naps are for babies and the elderly, Grannypants", you might not be receiving all the rest.