To supplement your discussion of the introductory question, share some statistics from this article from the New York Times on the importance of rest and relaxation. Research from a variety of disciplines indicates that regular rest can boost productivity and improve job performance. Rest such as short afternoon naps, longer sleep hours, more time away from the office and longer, more frequent vacations has a positive impact on health.
Substitute the following question for Question 1 in the Personal Study Guide: What type of rest do you need most? After a time of discussion, continue the lesson as directed by the Personal Study Guide.
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The options for Men’s groups for the Productive unit were written by David Odom. He is Associate Professor of Christian Ministry/Youth at Grace University in Omaha, NE. David has a passion to creatively share God’s Word in a way that results in life change. He lives in Omaha with his wife and two teenage daughters. You can follow him on Twitter (@davidodom).