Why is it so hard for women to rest? If a man (thinking of my husband specifically) had been told by his doctor to rest after surgery, he’d grab the remote, get on the couch, and not move again until he had to go to the bathroom. After which he’d go immediately back to the couch. I, on the other hand, haven’t been a good rester at all. I sometimes think I get more done when I’m supposed to be taking it easy than on normal days… as though I’m feeling guilty for relaxing so I do extra housework to compensate. Stupid, I know, but there it is.