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In this week's blog I'm going to be sharing something that I've
recently been learning about: how to rest. Whilst rest isn't directly linked to
creating a career you love; it is certainly important for recharging and
keeping your energy levels topped up - something that I am absolutely in
Good rest has long been linked to good mental health. I have been
learning more about rest recently, through my friend Cara's napping business Pronappers as
well as following Alex Soojung-Kim Pang who is a thought-leader and author
specialising in rest.
Last week, I came across a new theory that sparked my interest
enough that I'd love to share it with you.
Seven types of rest
This concept is from Dr Saundra Dalton-Smith, a board-certified
internal medicine physician, international wellness expert and the author of "Sacred
Rest". The theory posits that there are seven types
of rest that we need. Don't worry! This doesn't mean another 7 things you need
to build into your regime but it's interesting to reflect on where you might be
feeling a deficit.
Rest is distinct from sleep which is why we can still feel
energy-deficient even if we're getting "enough" sleep. For the
purposes of this theory "rest" means "restoration" in seven
key areas of your life, as follows:
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