There Is More Than One Type Of Rest You Need
We always talk about getting enough sleep and how good it will make you feel. And during these times with Covid and all the things that we have on our minds. I had no idea, a new article on Ted.com says there are actually seven different types of rest we need. Who knew? So are you getting enough of each one? Here are all seven, and what they mean.
Physical rest, either passive or active. Passive includes sleeping or napping. Active means things like getting a massage, doing yoga, meditating, or just laying around.
Mental rest. Letting your brain take a break is a very good thing, especially if you work long hours, aka the hamster wheel life. Ideally, you should take a mini-break every 20 minutes.
Sensory rest. We're constantly looking at screens now. So extended breaks are important. After dinner and before bed make an effort to turn off your devices.
Creative rest. It's kind of like mental rest, taking a break from problem-solving and brainstorming.
Emotional rest. It means separating yourself from things that make you feel emotionally overwhelmed. That means some me time for you, from your kids friends, and family.
Social rest. It doesn't just mean taking breaks from being social which 2020 already handled for us pretty well. It also means leaning on the positive and supportive people in your life, and spending less time on the negative, destructive ones. You don't have to be the super person all the time.
Spiritual rest. No matter how you do it, it's about finding a way to feel a larger sense of belonging, love, acceptance, and purpose.