Most people are of the mindset that to be busy is to be productive. They push themselves hard in trying to squeeze in as much tasks as they can do with the very limited time they have, not realizing that their health and well-being are suffering by doing this.

Productivity, however, is not necessarily measured by how much you can multi-task, but rather, how efficiently you can do your tasks. If you’re tired and drained, it’s going to be hard to be productive. Relaxation, therefore, doesn’t have to be a price to pay for productivity. There is a way to have and enjoy both, for your own benefit.

The False Allure of “Busyness”

“How are you?” “I’m busy.” This is the common refrain of people who glorify work. The danger of falling into the trap of being “busy” in order to feel productive is that you wear yourself out and spread yourself too thin. Instead of giving your one hundred percent to a particular task, you do just enough to get it done.

Not only that, but more often than not, people who have too much on their plate are actually pushing their physical, emotional, and mental well-being to the limit. Having to deal with a million things all at the same time, with no relief in sight, can cause a huge imbalance and turmoil internally. Worse, productivity actually ends up going down. Thankfully, there is a solution.

Saved by Relaxation

A great way to get your bearings about you so that you can work to your maximum potential is to check out retreats in Arizona. Being in relaxing environments can help bring you back to that state of calm, letting you have a clearer perspective of where you are at, and what you should do to further improve yourself.

Arizona retreats, like SpiritQuest help people take a good, deep breath, leave their worries out the door–albeit only for a day or two–and just have the time to take care of themselves. Spa treatments and massages like Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Swedish, and Specialty Massages provide not only mental relaxation but also physical relief for sore joints and muscles. You can even opt to experience this with your significant other in the Couple’s Massage session.

Revitalization of energy can also be had through the energy healing regimens, such as hydrating wraps, energy work and cleansing, or even third eye expansion.

With just a day or two at a spa retreat, you can be back to your full hundred percent in no time, thereby being truly productive, just as you actually wanted.

10 Health Benefits of Relaxation. HuffingtonPost
Why Relaxation is the Key to Productivity. LifeHacker