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Learning to take time out: the smartest lifehack of all.

For most of us, overwork is the new normal. Resting means late-night TV binges or hours spent surfing social media. We never truly take the time to rest and recharge.

In this revelatory book, Silicon Valley consultant Alex Soojung-Kim Pang offers the antidote to becoming more productive and fulfilled in every aspectof our lives, and shows us that in order to actually get more done we need to work less and relax more.
Whether through taking daily naps, as Winston Churchill did during the Second World War, spending a week alone in a cabin like Bill Gates, or simply walking, 'deliberate rest' as Pang calls it is the key to getting more done and working better.

Drawing on emerging neuroscience, Rest is packed full of tips for upping our downtime - from sleep to hobbies to holidays. It's time to make a change to the way we work, rest and play.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780241217290

    July 16, 2018

    Penguin Life

    336 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780241217283

    January 30, 2017

    Penguin General UK

    320 pages

    RRP $29.99

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  • Rest
    Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

    EBook

    9780241974346

    December 6, 2016

    Penguin eBooks

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