The Refreshed Moms Podcast

The Seven Types of Rest with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

September 16, 2021 Deanna Mason & Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith Season 9 Episode 187
The Refreshed Moms Podcast
The Seven Types of Rest with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith
Show Notes

When you think of rest, do your thoughts automatically land on napping and sleeping?

Or maybe words like relaxation or "taking a break" come to mind.

If so, you're not alone - that's what most people think about.

Well, let me speak for myself - it's what I thought about.

It wasn't until my exploration of burnout recovery after closing the doors of my non-profit years ago that I discovered there's multiple ways our bodies renew themselves.

But, it wasn't until I was introduced to the work of my guest that I learned about the seven different types of rest every single human needs in order to live a refreshed life.

In this episode, I'm having a fan-girl conversation moment with the incredible and brilliant Dr. Saundra-Dalton Smith about her ground-breaking insight on the seven types of rest needed to optimize your productivity, increase your overall happiness, overcome burnout, and live your best life. 

Get ready to bookmark it - it's just that good.

What you'll hear:

  • She'll explain the important distinctions between sleep and rest.
  • Of course we're discussing all seven ways to experience and enjoy rest.
  • We explore the idea of "coupling" work and rest, and I reminisce about how I used it when my kids were very young. 
  • And you'll love how she explains what she calls the "gifts of rest."

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