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Sleep and rest are not the same thing. I'll thank Matt D' Avella for getting it into my brain through his newsletter. This article was shared in his latest newsletter and I had a valuable insight on how these two terms are often misinterpreted.


The 7 types of rest that every person needs

The 7 types of rest that every person needs


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Physical Rest

  • Physical rest, can be passive or active.
  • Passive physical rest includes sleeping and napping.
  • Active physical rest means restorative activities such as yoga, stretching and massage therapy that help improve the body’s circulation and flexibility.

Mental Rest

Do you know that coworker who starts work every day with a huge cup of coffee? He’s often irritable and forgetful, and he has a difficult time concentrating on his work. The good news is that you don't have to quit your job or go on vacation to fix this.

  • Schedule short breaks to occur...

Sensory Rest

Bright lights, computer screens, background noise and multiple conversations — whether they’re in an office or on Zoom calls — can cause our senses to feel overwhelmed. This can be countered by doing something as simple as

  • Closing your eyes for a minute in the middle of the day.

Creative Rest

This type of rest is especially important for anyone who must solve problems or brainstorm new ideas. Creative rest reawakens the awe and wonder inside each of us. Allowing yourself to take in the beauty of the outdoors — even if it’s at a local park or in your backyard — provides you with creati...

Spiritual Rest

The ability to connect beyond the physical and mental and feel a deep sense of belonging, love, acceptance and purpose. To receive this, engage in something greater than yourself and add prayer, meditation or community involvement to your daily routine.

Emotional Rest

This means having the time and space to freely express your feelings and cut back on people pleasing. Emotional rest also requires the courage to be authentic.

Social Rest

This occurs when we fail to differentiate between those relationships that revive us from those relationships that exhaust us. To experience more social rest,

  • Surround yourself with positive and supportive people. Even if your interactions have to occur virtually.
  • You can choo...

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