OK random question here but what exactly is 'rest'? Does it entail lying down doing nothing, dozing/falling asleep, deep progressive muscular relaxation, doing a guided body scan or meditating on the breath? The reason I ask is because when i went to the CFS clinic in the NHS (UK) they suggested that doing ANY activity at all was not considered rest - for instance, watching Masterchef on TV, listening to Portishead or surfing ebay for hours looking for retro Adidas gear. Is that correct? Also, are things like deep relaxation, body scans and meditating better for CFS recovery than just lying there? Sometimes it feels like even these are too much effort but that's probably because i want to zone out rather than be mindful and truly feel my symptoms.