Season 12 - EP 133: A Roadmap to REST | How high achievers recalibrate their busy life and replace perfection with purpose

rest Jan 01, 2023

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This season, we’re RECLAIMING REST: why we don’t make it a priority, why we feel guilty about needing it, and most importantly, how to personalize our rest and make it achievable on a micro level. 

When you’re living in a perpetual state of exhaustion, it’s time to ask yourself how much self-sacrifice you’re engaging in, and whose values you’re living by.

All of this busyness and exhaustion is an invitation to replace perfection with purpose.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • Why we’re talking about rest this season (1:44)
  • One misconception we have about rest (9:22)
  • The five pillars of rest we’ll cover this season (17:46)
  • Discovering what’s hiding behind our fear of rest (26:59)
  • Why it’s so hard to detach our need for rest from feelings of guilt (32:39)

Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

Study: Norcross JC, Vangarelli DJ. The resolution solution: longitudinal examination of New Year's change attempts. J Subst Abuse. 1988-1989;1(2):127-34. doi: 10.1016/s0899-3289(88)80016-6. PMID: 2980864.

Book: The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie 

Book: Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door by Barbara Mahany 

Book: Stirring the Mud: On Swamps, Bogs, and Human Imagination by Barbara Hurd

FREE Guidebook: Roadmap for Rest and Regeneration for High Achievers

Article: Why do we buy into the 'cult' of overwork? BBC Worklife. BBC

People Mentioned in this Episode:

Meredith Brisson

Faith Clark

Anitza Martins

Tanika Ray

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