“Take rest. A field that has rested gives bountiful crops.”

—Ovid, ancient Roman Poet

Close up of a small crop

Image from Unsplash by Tom Ezzatkhah

Mono-cropping occurs when a farmer grows the same crop in the same place for many years in a row. It disproportionately depletes the soil of certain nutrients essential for optimal growth.

A strategy used to optimize productivity of the same field is crop rotation. This is the practice of growing a series of dissimilar or different crops in the same area in sequenced seasons, allowing the soil vital recovery time.

EXERCISE:

Where and how can and will you insert more frequent or longer periods of rest and sleep into your 24/7, workaholic, overwhelmed days, to lead a more bountiful life?

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