Do you find yourself constantly tired and your life doesn’t seem to allow for rest? If so, you aren’t the only one.
A great nights sleep or a nap isn’t always the key to great rest. According to Dr. Saundra-Dalton-Smith, there are seven different areas that we need to find rest in so that we can fully operate. God does not want us to earn our rest but to work from a place of rest. We must learn to incorporate these different types of rest for ourselves and also for our children.
In episode 13 of the No More Perfect Podcast, Dr. Saundra Dalton- Smith, author of Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity, and I tackle what rest looks like. She shares her personal burnout story and we talk about the different types of rest we all need. We also talk about practical ways to practice rest in different areas of our lives and look at different ways to model this for our children and grandchildren.
Personally, I’ve struggled recently with physical rest, dealing with insomnia and sleeplessness. I share some tips I’ve been using that have made a difference with that, too!
This is an important conversation about life-giving self-care. If you’re human, this episode is for you!
Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
The Rest Quiz
Sacred Rest by Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith
Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is a board-certified internal medicine physician, author, and speaker who shares biblical truths to help heal the body, mind, and spirit. She has been featured in many media outlets including Daystar, Focus on the Family, Marilyn Hickey, Redbook, First For Women, MSNBC, Psychology Today, and as a recent guest on the Dr. Oz show. Dr. Saundra is the author of numerous books. Her newest release is Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity which shares life-changing insight on the seven types of rest needed to optimize your productivity, increase your overall happiness, and live your best life. Over 100,000 people have discovered their personal rest deficits using her free assessment at RestQuiz.com.
You can find her on her website or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Absolutely love your podcast. This episode includes one of my favorite books and authors. You have chosen guests that are so relatable. Thank you for meeting us where we are and providing much needed encouragement during the pandemic.
Jannean, I’m so glad to know that you’re loving it! I’m loving DOING IT for you!
This was a great podcast. I loved the discussion about the different types of rest. The information was very helpful.
Diane–I’m so glad you found it helpful! That’s our goal!