Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Staying busy is easy. Staying well rested-now there's a challenge.
How can you keep your energy, happiness, creativity, and relationships fresh and thriving in the midst of never-ending family demands, career pressures, and the stress of everyday life? In SACRED REST, Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, a board-certified internal medicine doctor, reveals why rest can no longer remain optional.
Dr. Dalton-Smith shares seven types of rest she has found lacking in the lives of those she encounters in her clinical practice and research-physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, sensory, social, creative-and why a deficiency in any one of these types of rest can have unfavorable effects on your health, happiness, relationships, creativity, and productivity. SACRED REST combines the science of rest, the spirituality of rest, the gifts of rest, and the resulting fruit of rest. It shows rest as something sacred, valuable, and worthy of our respect.
By combining scientific research with personal stories, spiritual insight, and practical next steps, SACRED REST gives the weary permission to embrace rest, set boundaries, and seek sanctuary without any guilt, shame, or fear.
My thoughts: As a busy mom of two littles, I needed this book! Largely for the reminder that I need to be more serious about physical rest (which can be hard when I get more done once the kids have gone to sleep!), but I also enjoyed learning more about the other ways to rest. I found this book to be thought provoking and well written, as well as easy to read through. With a new year, this is an excellent book to pull out to help you take better care of yourself!
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.