There are different types of tired, and a good nights sleep or a vacation isn't the solution to all of them. Maybe your sensory systems are overloaded, or maybe you need more social connection. Dr Saundra Dalton-Smith introduces her incredibly powerful model around the 7-types of rest, and how we can address deficits in them.

Included in our discussion:

  • What being functionally burnout looks and feels like
  • Difference between rest and self-care
  • How it is important to consider what type of tired you really are
  • How we can apply the 7 different types of rest
  • How a rest strategy can help us restore

Dr Dalton-Smith mentions the book, the Dream Giver as a personal favorite.

Her book, that outlines the 7-types of rest is called - Sacred Rest.

Here is a link to her TED Talk and article mentioned in the episode:

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