Have you ever attempted getting extra sleep to rest from a continuous lack of energy, only to do so and still feel exhausted? If so, then you may well need one (or more) of these types of rest alongside your eight hours of shut-eye.
1 – Physical Rest
Your body needs to heal, recharge and relieve from any physical stress. Listen to your body and determine the break it needs either passive or active physical rest.
A passive physical rest includes restful sleep and naps, while active physical rest includes engaging activities like yoga, stretching, and massages.
2 – Mental Rest
Someone with a mental rest deficit might find themselves unable to fall asleep due to their mind’s racing thoughts. Luckily, achieving mental rest can be simple by journaling your overwhelming thoughts before bed and scheduling ‘brain breaks’ throughout your workday to remind you to slow down
Take a step back from anything that can over stimulate your mind i.e. phone usage, helps you avoid burnout.
3 – Emotional Rest
Emotional exhaustion can present itself in the form of lack of motivation, irritability, headaches & more. Identify your emotional trigger and take a step back from them.
People pleasures and individuals in managerial positions may be carrying emotional labour. In case you had to lay off employees but you couldn’t show your feelings because you wanted your team to feel like everything was great.
4 – Social Rest
Being around others can become draining to your energy. Take a step back, reconnect with yourself and engage with those people in your life that revive you. Those people in your life that you find enthusiastically supportive, kind and easy to be around.
5 – Creative Rest
Especially important for anyone who must solve problems or brainstorm new ideas, moments of creativity take place most often when the brain is at rest. The more rested you are, the more creative your brain will be.
The creativity juices can flow back to your brain in so many ways, such as being in nature, appreciating other arts, being in a place of inspiration or talking with someone in your life you find as a source of inspiration.
Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes… including you. – Anne Lamott
Article written by Hala Haider – Sales Coordinator