7 types of rest you need to rejuvenate yourself – Dr Saundra Dalton


If You’re feeling Burnt Out….Sleep won’t fix it.

The 7 types of rejuvenating rest you need –   findings are by Dr. Saundra Dalton Smith, a physician, researcher, author and speaker.

The 7 types of rejuvenation rest you need are –
– Mental,
– Physical,
– Spiritual,
– Social
– Emotional
– Sensory
– Creativity

Let’s look at how to rejuvenate oneself on each of these dimensions…

1. MENTAL

Overtaxing your mind leads to a shortfall in mental rest.

• Meditate
• List your to-dos
• Take a break from problem-solving
• Make a shutdown routine to keep work and life separate

2. PHYSICAL

Your body loses energy from a lack of sleep and overtraining.

Incorporate both passive and active forms of physical rest:

Passive

• Sleep 7/8 hours a night
• Take short naps

Active

• Stretching
• Have a massage.
• Use a desk and an ergonomic chair.

3. SPIRITUAL

Embrace something greater than yourself.

• Volunteer
• Engage in faith-based pursuits
• Work in a career that’s purpose-driven

4. SOCIAL

Analyze your relationships.

• Schedule alone time
• Spend more time with those who energize you.
• Spend less time with those who drain your energy.

5. EMOTIONAL

Emotional rest deficiency sets in when you don’t feel like you can be real.

Example:

People who work in retail are expected to smile and behave despite rude customers.

Spend more time with people you can be authentic with.

6. SENSORY

The average person is overstimulated.

• Limit video meetings,
• Turn off notifications (audio and visual alerts),
• Take a vacation from social media,
• Create a calm environment for the evening (soothing music, candles, etc.)

7. CREATIVITY

Appreciate beauty in any form, whether natural or human-made:

Natural

• Take in a sunrise or sunset
• Go for a walk in nature

Human-made

• Visit a museum or art festival
• Engage with inspiring music, books, documentaries, etc.

Tweeted by @danmurrayserter
Who has interviewed 150+ of the top business leaders on earth in one of Europe’s top business podcasts: Secret Leaders

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