7 areas of rest Tag

Rest is one of those things we know we need but never get enough. No matter how much I sleep or how long I "unwind," I still feel exhausted.  But, if you're like me, you think rest is just downtime or sleep, but apparently, sleep is just one part of the rest requirement.  I've been reading the book Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity by Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, and she says that there are seven types of rest that we need: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, sensory, creative.  When we are missing or even just not properly utilizing any one of these areas of rest, it can cause us to feel off or exhausted.    Here are some snippets from her book: We've conditioned ourselves to disregard the signs our bodies give us and push through to the point of exhaustion or damage. Healing occurs when we...

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