All recovery is rest, but not all rest is recovery.
A rest is a pause or a reprieve and then “back at it” you go. A gathering of energy for another go round.
Recovery is a restoration or integration to a new balance. Taking the building blocks of yesterday and putting them back in a new more rightful place.
Be cautious to recognize that resting doesn’t always bring recovery.
Screen time or binge watching shows may be rest, but might possibly move you away from recovery.
Recovery has an active component to it. A nuance towards processing, reorganizing or practicing.
If you’re finding rest isn’t helping you grow or “catch up” consider a more recovery oriented approach.