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Your body needs physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, sensory, and creative rest

Your body needs physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, sensory, and creative rest Your body needs physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, sensory, and creative rest
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It boggles my mind how little we trust our body to speak truth. […] Your body needs physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, sensory, and creative rest. Omit any one of these, and you will feel the consequences of the resulting rest deficit. Understanding which type of rest you are deficit in is critical to correcting this imbalance. […]

If you awake full of energy every morning and are dragging by the afternoon, you may be missing adequate physical rest to sustain your day. If you get out of bed tired in the morning and then become energized as the day progresses, you may be experiencing creative restlessness. [I]f you experience an overall lack of meaning and fulfillment, a spiritual or emotional rest deficit may be to blame. If your job is mentally draining but physically undemanding, physical rest will fail to leave you feeling rested. Mental rest is what’s required to bring your mental reservoir back to a healthy level. If you spend most of your day staring at a bright computer screen or hearing constant noise, your body will need sensory rest to feel renewed.

Sleep is solely a physical activity. Rest, however, penetrates into the spiritual. […] For every depleting activity in your day, there is a counter reviving activity to balance the scales, [and] the most effective rest occurs when we are purposefully reviving the parts of our life we regularly deplete

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