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Rest = Happiness = Productivity

From the Show: Life's Too Short
Summary: Rest improves your productivity.
Air Date: 10/16/18
Duration: 8:50
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD
Saundra DaltonSmithDr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is an author, speaker, and board-certified internal medicine physician. She has an active medical practice in Alabama (near the Birmingham area). She received her B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Georgia and graduated with honors from Meharry Medical College in Nashville. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Baker College and Davenport University in Michigan teaching courses on health, nutrition, and disease progression. Dr. Dalton-Smith is a national and international media resource on the mind, body, spirit connection and a top 100 medical expert in Good Housekeeping Doctors’ Secrets. She has been featured in many media outlets including Women’s Day, Redbook, First For Women, MSNBC, and Prevention. She is the author of Set Free to Live Free and Come Empty (winner 2016 Golden Scroll Nonfiction Book of the Year and 2016 Illumination Award Gold medalist). Her newest release is Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity, including ground-breaking insight on the seven types of rest needed to optimize your productivity, increase your overall happiness and live your best life. She has shared her tips on merging faith and medicine with over 16,000 health care professionals to encourage the current and next generation of doctors to treat the whole person.
  • Book Title: Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity
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  • Guest Twitter Account: @DrDaltonSmith
Our society uses “busy” as a badge of honor. We multi-task our way into exhaustion. We may get a lot done, but how much are we actually enjoying?

Neck pain, headaches, irritability, and difficulty sleeping or concentrating may send the stressed person to the doctor.

You need to get rest in the areas where you’re depleting yourself. There are seven areas where you may need rest:

  • Physical
  • Mental
  • Spiritual
  • Emotional
  • Social
  • Sensory
  • Creative
A nap won’t restore your creative stores. Going to bed early won’t ease a strained neck.

It’s hard to stop activity. Interject rest throughout the day to help your body in all of your activities. In fact, people work better when they take little rest breaks throughout the day.

Listen as Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how to improve your productivity through rest.

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