Your body needs physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, sensory, and creative rest
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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Now,I'm no scientist,but I know what endorphins are.
They're tiny little magical elves that swim through your blood stream and tell funny jokes to each other. When they reach your brain,you hear what they're saying and that boosts your health and happiness. "Knock Knock... Who's There?.. Little endorphin... Little endorphin who?... Little Endorphin Annie." And then the endorphins laugh and then you laugh.
See? Its Science.
(…) this chain-link of concepts and body parts and sensations creates what scientist Antonio Damasio calls a somatic marker—a kind ...
He appears to be holding himself rigid, as if any movement would rupture something inside him. His blood is clotting up — his bloodstream is throwing clots, and the clots are lodging everywhere. His liver, kidneys, lungs, hands, feet, and head are becoming jammed with blood dots. In effect, he is having a stroke throughout his whole body. Clots are accumulating in his intestinal muscles, cutting off the blood supply to his intestines. The intestinal muscles are beginning to die, and the intestines are starting to relax and go slack. He doesn't seem to be fully aware of pain any longer, because the blood clots lodged in his brain are cutting off blood flow and causing small strokes. His personality is being wiped away by brain damage. This is called depersonalization, in which the liveliness and details of character seem to vanish. He is becoming an automaton. Tiny spots in his brain are liquefying. The higher functions of consciousness are winking out first, leaving the deeper parts of the brain stem (the primitive rat brain, the lizard brain) still alive and functioning. It could be said that the who of Charles Monet has already died, while the what of Charles Monet continues to live.