Michael Hyatt, the Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishing, recently wrote an incredibly popular post (360+ comments!) describing the four disciplines of the heart. We live in a busy, stressful world, he premised. How can people have emotionally healthy lives in such a chaotic world?

He outlined four disciplines that lead to emotional health, and the one he said people struggle most with is the discipline of rest.

It left me wondering why?

I don’t disagree with him. Since the beginning of the Write Practice, we’ve been talking about this idea of resting once a week. I believe rest will transform your writing.

So why is it so hard to rest? Do we not like rest? Do we not believe in it? What is it about rest that’s so hard?

Talk to me. I’d love to hear why you have a hard time resting.

Joe Bunting
Joe Bunting

Joe Bunting is a writer and entrepreneur. He is the author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller Let’s Write a Short Story! and the co-founder of Story Cartel. You can follow him on Twitter (@joebunting).