Rest is so important that it is a component of all three dimensions of Sustainable Productivity. In this episode Susan highlights the work from Dr Saundra Dalton-Smith in her book Sacred Rest and expands it to apply to Health and Fitness, Mental Well-being, and Environmental Surroundings.
Let’s be clear: rest is not sleep. Rest is an active or passive activity you participate in so you can recharge and restore. Consider this quote by an anonymous source:
“When I am resting because my body is weak, I need to remember that I’m not wasting the day doing nothing. I am doing exactly what I need to do. I’m recovering.”
Think of rest as more of a “timeout,” rather than a “go home.”
Here is what you can expect in today’s episode:
- Why rest is a component of each of the Sustainable Productivity dimensions.
- Signs and symptoms of a rest deficit.
- Suggestions for adjustments to reduce this deficit.
Listen at the link below or search for “Sustainable Productivity with Susan Sanders” everywhere podcasts are available.
Links to Learn More
Links mentioned in this episode of the Sustainable Productivity podcast:
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- Listen to Episode 1: Stress, Evolution, and Burnout at this link
- Click here to pick up a copy of Saundra Dalton-Smith’s book Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity
- Susan mentioned state dependent learning on this episode. Learn more about that at this link.
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