Top reason why being busy doing nothing is excellent a day of rest can be to your body....a gourmet feast Yesterday the health care CEO asked if I had my morning run. I replied, “No, today is an active rest day”. Active rest. The deliberate, and planned, act of doing nothing – so as to be able to do more, and do it better. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.