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.

It was never God's plan for us to be pouring out from a state of emptiness.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

About Saundra:

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

You can find her on her website or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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