Neel Nanda, (Nanda n.d.)

Create concept post for the idea of engaging in meaningful rest




An exercise: Set a 5 minute timer, and list the things you want to do when you feel tired and low-energy. Then, set another 5 minute timer, and list the things you feel rejuvenated after having done - the things you like doing when low-energy.

If you’re anything like me, these lists are basically disjoint!

Most situations in my life have a default response, and that takes no effort to follow. To deviate from the default response, I need to spend a scarce resource - willpower. Being tired is essentially being low on willpower, and the problem is that my default actions when low willpower do not regenerate willpower.


Nanda, Neel. n.d. “Meaningful Rest.” Accessed May 23, 2021.