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Reimagining Rest

Reimagining Rest

Sleep and rest are not the same thing. Beyond sleep, there are many types of rest that we need and that we can give to ourselves throughout the day.

In her book Sacred Rest, Dr Saundra Dalton-Smith argues that by reimagining 'rest', we have the potential to do ourselves a world of good. In her work, she highlights seven types of rest that humans need to support the mind, body and soul.
PHYSICAL REST
Gentle movement activities that are restorative to the body during the day include yoga, stretching, massage, and dance.
MENTAL REST
In our daily lives, we are often overstimulated and functioning on a mental rest deficit. Mental rest can be found by taking short, frequent breaks from work and screens throughout the day and doing something unproductive.
SOCIAL REST
We are social beings, but we also need alone time to recharge. We can gain a sense of social rest when we take some time alone and also by surrounding ourselves with a positive and supportive community.
EMOTIONAL REST
Emotional rest means an ability to feel safe in your authentic emotions. The safety to be unavailable, vulnerable and to express yourself is a kind of emotional rest.
SENSORY REST
Working with technology or simply living in an urban area, you might feel as though your senses are often overwhelmed. Sensory rest is crucial time spent away from screens, bright lights, noise and overstimulation.
SPIRITUAL
As human beings, we all need to experience belonging, love, acceptance and purpose. Aside from meditation, we can find spiritual rest by being more involved in our communities (working on something bigger than ourselves) or by experiencing a sense of wonder or awe in nature.
CREATIVE REST
If your work involves regular creative output, you’re likely short of getting enough creative rest. You can look at this one as things that “fill up your cup” or that inspire. It might be found reading books, experiencing art in a museum, drawing or listening to music.

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