This includes sleeping, relaxing, and refreshing.
After using our body or brain for work, study, exercise etc, we always need to recover to get more energy and power.
The same as our muscles after a workout. They get bigger and stronger if you give them a rest.
Having a good sleep is the best thing to recover our body and mind.
Good sleep means good quality sleep.
Even if you sleep for a long time, you will be tired if you wake up a lot or couldn’t get deep sleep. And sleeping too long will make you more tired too.
Quality is more important than how long you sleep.
There are so many different things you can do to have good quality sleep such as having a good diet, getting the morning sun, not eating right before you sleep etc, I can write more of them another time.
Having relaxing and refreshing time also helps to recover our body and mind.
When I was still fighting in Japan, after every big competition I always went to the hot spring resort in a nice country town just for a day.
Having a hot spring bath, nice food, and nice SAKE ( Rice wine ) made my body and mind recover very well.
I remember a lot of power and energy came back, and I was motivated to train harder after that.
You don’t have to go to hot springs or resorts to relax. There are many things you can do to relax your body and mind easily.
So I will write a little bit more about this topic next time.