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How to slow down and find some meaningful rest

Many people report their dreams changing with the stages of the pandemic, local dream experts say. (Getty Images)
Many people report their dreams changing with the stages of the pandemic, local dream experts say. (Getty Images)

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Take a moment to ask yourself … Are you well rested?

In a world where we prioritize productivity, and even celebrate busyness, many of us not only don’t know how to rest; we also don’t take time to learn it.

Can we learn to practice meaningful rest?

Today, On Point: How to slow down and find some rest.

Guests

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, physician and researcher. Author of Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity. (@DrDaltonSmith)

Quiz: What Type Of Rest Do You Need?

Take this quiz and find out what type of rest you need. 

Related Reading

TED: “The 7 types of rest that every person needs” — “Have you ever tried to fix an ongoing lack of energy by getting more sleep — only to do so and still feel exhausted? If that’s you, here’s the secret: Sleep and rest are not the same thing, although many of us incorrectly confuse the two.”

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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