(physical) The best way to fill your cup is with PHYSICAL rest.
You're genuinely, physically e.x.h.a.u.s.t.e.d. You're totally run off your feet and find yourself frequently fantasising about being horizontal. Even just the thought alone of doing anything other than collapsing when you get home makes you feel tired. You get through the day with a little help from the sugary snack department and plenty of strong coffee. Your body is crying out for some good ol' classic physical rest. Time to listen to the calling to be horizontal! TOP 3 TIPS FOR PHYSICAL REST:1) Sleep.If this is unachievable, micro-naps of 15-30 minutes work wonders. 2) Move.It may seem contradictory but regular breaks from work to stretch and have a shake about can oxygenate the body and provide you with more energy.3) Switch it up.Relaxing in a Pearpod chair can break up the day and transport you away from your work for a few moments, leaving you feeling refreshed. ---------Start investing in rest today and receive 10% off a Pearpod nest chair, the perfect cocoon for your home or workspace.
(mental) The best way to fill your cup is with MENTAL rest.
Do you often feel foggy and struggle to focus? Do you depend on coffee to get you through the working day?When you're mentally tired you may feel that your brain is working in slow motion but racing at the same time. You may find it difficult to focus on any given task but then also find your mind is wide awake at night, and struggle to switch off.Top 3 tips for MENTAL rest:1) Consolidation.Rather than writing sprawling To-Do lists, keep each day's list short and sweet, prioritising the tasks that have to get done that day, and saving the easier ones for later.2) Focus.Block out time for work and time for distractions. We recommend the pomodoro method for this. 25 minutes of focused work, 5 minutes of off-time.3) Journal.Our favourite tip is to curl up in a Pearpod chair with your notebook and write down everything that's in your head. A mental de clutter to feel spacious and calm. -------------Start investing in rest today and receive 10% off a Pearpod nest chair, the perfect cocoon for your home or workspace.
The best way to fill your cup is with SENSORY rest.
You feel totally over-stimulated. The screens, adverts, constant news bulletins, WhatsApp messages to reply to and never-ending list of emails. With this constant bombardment of synthetic light and background noise, it's hard to not become overwhelmed. Your senses are most likely fully overloaded from the cacophony of stimulation, leaving you longing for a break from the bright lights and some deep peace and quiet.Incorporating intentional moments of sensory deprivation can positively impact our sensory fatigue and start to undo the damage inflicted by our commonly over-stimulated lives.-------Top 3 tips for SENSORY rest:1) A little darknessTry switching your phone and laptop to dark mode, to be gentler on the eyes. Another way to reduce the blue light is to use a screen filter app such as 'Flux'.2) Take a screen-breakWhilst at work, close your eyes for a few moments, anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Having these moments of sensory deprivation can make all the difference. For a fuller experience put your fingers in your ears to sink further into your own world for a moment. 3) Make space for stillness.Curl up inside one of our Pearpod chairs to have a true sensory break. The natural willow material as well as the cocoon-like nature of the pods provide you with a full sensory rest. -------------Start investing in rest today and receive 10% off a Pearpod nest chair, the perfect cocoon for your home or workspace.
(creative) The best way to fill your cup is with CREATIVE rest.
You've found yourself in the dreaded rut, where life has become a little.. monotonous, shall we say. You find yourself in an uninspired funk, and things just don't seem as interesting as they used to. You're 100% in need of some adventure and inspiration.Creative rest is all about stepping out of the daily structure/routine, providing your mind with new experiences that inspire you and reawaken your sense of wonder. This replenishes our ability to imagine new ideas, generate original ideas and increase our problem-solving capacity.This is especially important of course if you are a designer, manager, or anyone who is required to work innovatively.It's time to stop doing and instead observe, think, reflect, explore. Top 3 tips for CREATIVE rest:1) An arty lunch-breakInstead of eating your lunch at work, make the most of your break and nip out to a local gallery, taking half an hour to wander around an exhibition and let it soak in. 2) Micro-sabbaticalsBuild your work around your leisure rather than leisure around work. This way you can be sure you'll actually take the breaks you need. Plan micro-sabbaticals into your calendar. A day each week in nature without your phone, or a long weekend to a new city without a plan.3) Dedicate a space to the artsMake creative rest part of your daily practice by dedicating a Pearpod chair to creative inspiration. Maybe you use the pod only for reading poetry, listening to music, and getting lost in a fictional story. -------------Start investing in rest today and receive 10% off a Pearpod nest chair, the perfect cocoon for your home or workspace.
The best way to fill your cup is with EMOTIONAL rest.
If you are typically a bit of a people-pleaser, and find yourself saying 'yes' to things when you actually mean 'no', you may be in need of some emotional rest.You're a classic people pleaser, which people love, but it comes at a price... you're own wellbeing! You've been there for others more than yourself and it's time to tune back in to your own needs. Emotional rest is all about having the time and space in your life to be able to not only listen to how you genuinely feel but also be able to express it.When we are emotionally rested, we'll find it easier to speak more authentically with people, and begin to voice how we really feel.Top 3 tips for EMOTIONAL rest:1) Sever social media!Try deleting social media for the weekend. Just delete it from your phone (don't worry when you re-install it's all still there). This way you're giving yourself a break from the inevitable comparison that comes with these platforms, which can for sure be emotionally draining.2) "Maybe", not "Yes"Instead of saying Yes to every request and invitation you receive, practice saying "Maybe" or "I'll have a think about that and let you know". That way you have time to tune in and reflect on whether it is something that will really nourish you or drain you and can respond accordingly. 3) Feel the feels!Give yourself a little time to feel how you're feeling. Often we can avoid our feelings, which can leave us over time feeling depleted. Instead, carve out an hour in the week to meditate, take a bath, relax, with the intention of listening to how you feel. Tears, laughter, sighs of relief may come up.. let them!-------------Start investing in rest today and receive 10% off a Pearpod nest chair, the perfect cocoon for your home or workspace.
The best way to fill your cup is with SOCIAL rest.
Spending time with people you love but feeling drained? A social rest-deficit can occur when we struggle to differentiate between those that drain us and those that top us up. Social rest might mean having some solo time, but it might also just mean focusing on spending time with people that energise you. Managing our social energy is about finding the right balance between relationships that drain us and those that top us up and leave us feeling inspired. Our top 3 tips for SOCIAL rest:1) Know your peopleIdentify which 5 people you spend most of your time with and work out which of those drain you and which energise you. You don't have to cut people out your life completely, but if there are a few people who drain you, it may be worth seeing them a little less and focusing on people who inspire and energise you instead.2) Work out your numbersDo you thrive in 1:1 social dynamic or more so in a group? Understanding this can help you to curate your life in such a way that makes sense for you and allows you to be more present and energised in social settings. 3) Identify your social needsDo you work in a large group throughout the day and need time alone in the evening? Or are you working solo at a desk in the day and craving connection after work? Work out what balance looks like to you and tailor your life around it. Try not to worry about what other people are doing as we all have different lives and different needs. -------------Start investing in rest today and receive 10% off a Pearpod nest chair, the perfect cocoon for your home or workspace.
(spiritual) The best way to fill your cup is with SPIRITUAL rest.
Feeling a bit lost? You may have achieved goals you'd set out to achieve, or have some good things going on in your life, but still feel kinda glum n numb. You're getting tired of the coffee catch-ups and the self-improvement. You can't help but ponder the bigger questions in life and feel somehow like could benefit from a little more meaning and purpose.Spiritual rest is all about connecting with something greater than your self.Top 3 tips for SPIRITUAL rest:1) Community work/ volunteeringThis is a great way to get out your own head and connect to something bigger than yourself. Find something you enjoy and look at volunteering roles in this field. It could be supporting a local charity, volunteering at a book shop, visiting a home for the elderly.. 2) DMCsTypically, you may think of prayer when you think of spiritual rest. But if religion isn't your thing, having a deep, meaningful conversation can help you to feel anchored and connected to something beyond yourself.3) MeditationClimb inside a Pearpod chair, close your eyes, and give yourself a few moments pause, to get back in to the present moment and let go of your to-do list for a while.-------------Start investing in rest today and receive 10% off a Pearpod nest chair, the perfect cocoon for your home or workspace.