Episode 88: Ready To Rebound from a Rest Deficit? How Pros Get More Rest and Recovery.

Jul 12, 2021

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How would things be different if you were more rested? 

I know what you’re gonna say….

“Rest? Ha! I’m busy. I just don’t have time to take naps in the middle of the day. “

But, here’s the thing: rest isn’t just about sleeping more. And it doesn’t even have to be about stillness. There’s a lot more to rest than just sitting down and taking a load off. 

Rest is something we do to feed our souls and our best work. 

Rest can be creative, physical, relational, sensory, spiritual….it’s not about stopping, it’s about feeding what needs to be fed. 

And when you make time for the type of rest you need, the benefits are not only good for your body, but they help you work better. 

In today’s episode, Karlee shares a personal story about how cultivating more rest into her routine translated into greater clarity, and ultimately  more success. You’ll hear about the benefits of getting good quality rest, and how rest differs from sleep. She’ll explain the other types of rest that we incorporate into our everyday, and also touches on a fascinating angle of rest within our relationships that helps us identify connections that are serving us and those that might be draining us. 

Rest isn’t lazy. In fact, it’s necessary in order for us to be our best selves and do our best work. 

If you’re ready to reap the benefits of rest and renewal in your day-to-day life, then this episode is for you. 

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • How more rest can lead to more success (3:01)
  • Knowing when rest is necessary to thrive (12:40)
  • The benefits of rest (18:37)
  • The 6 other types of rest that aren’t sleep (21:53)
  • A common emotional drain for women that we often overlook (27:31)
  • Resting in connection through our relationships with others (31:26)
  • Evaluating how our relationships affect us (34:25)

People Mentioned in this Episode:

Nancy Levin

Melinda Wenner Moyer

Jennifer Soong

Saundra Dalton-Smith

Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

Episode 30: Reclaiming Your Time: The 3 “B-words” That Give Women Back Their Time and Energy

Episode 32: Curing the Knee Jerk “Yes”: Doable Boundaries That Will Set You Free with Nancy Levin

REC Philly

Article: Moyer, Melinda Wenner. “The Hidden Risks of Poor Sleep in Women.” Scientific American, Scientific American, 1 Sept. 2016, www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-hidden-risks-of-poor-sleep-in-women/

Article: Soong, Jennifer. “Sleep Loss Affects Women More Than Men.” WebMD, WebMD, www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/how-sleep-loss-affects-women-more-than-men

Article: “Sleep Better, Lead Better.” Harvard Business Review, 21 Aug. 2018, hbr.org/2018/09/sleep-well-lead-better

TED Talk: MD, Saundra Dalton-Smith, et al. “The 7 Types of Rest That Every Person Needs.” Ideas.ted.com, 6 Jan. 2021, ideas.ted.com/the-7-types-of-rest-that-every-person-needs/

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