The Manifesting Latina

The Power of Pausing: Harnessing the Benefits of Rest

August 01, 2023 Norma Reyes, PhD. Season 3 Episode 97
The Manifesting Latina
The Power of Pausing: Harnessing the Benefits of Rest
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Does manifesting your dreams always seem like an uphill battle? Could the missing ingredient for success be as simple as... rest? Join me, Dr. Norma Reyes, in the Manifest your Career Podcast, where we shine a light on the crucial role rest plays in your journey towards your aspirations. Discover how rest can enhance your productivity, improve your decision-making abilities, and reduce stress levels. You'll also hear about my personal two-week rest period and its impact on my podcast and personal productivity.

But wait, rest goes beyond just catching some shut-eye. Tune in to delve into the six different facets of rest - physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual, and creative - that you need to weave into your life. Get tips on intentional resting and how these different forms can help recharge your batteries, endowing you with the energy and clarity needed to reach your goals. Don't miss out on this enlightening conversation on the transformative benefits of rest. Remember, the path to manifesting your dream career isn't just about action, it's about knowing when to pause, rest, and rejuvenate.

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Are you ready to stop feeling stuck, lost or confused about what to do next in your career? Then the Manifest your Career Podcast is just right for you. With me, your host, dr Norma Reyes, the Manifest your Career Podcast offers you career advice that integrates your mind, body and spirit. It's time you start listening to your own inner guidance. Join in each week to learn how to combine your intuition, strategy and logic so that you can manifest a career of your dreams. Hey everyone, welcome back.

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This is episode 97, and today I will be talking all about rest. I was enjoying my two week rest of not worrying about the podcast that I almost forgot to record this episode. So rest is essential for reaching your goals, and when you rest, you also allow yourself to receive. So during the last two weeks, while we haven't released a new episode, our downloads have still continued and have actually increased in the last two weeks. So thank you for listening and also giving me the reminder that rest is essential, and so I want to remind you that rest is so essential, whatever your goal may be. Maybe it's to look for a different industry, switch companies, move up, or maybe it's outside of a career and you're just looking to find balance in your life, other, different life goals, whatever it is that you are wanting to achieve. It is important to take time to rest, to take a step back and look at where you are and see if you need to continue in the path that you are headed or begin to find a different path that fulfills you more. And so rest is important because when you are well rested, you're more likely to be productive, creative and focused. You're also better able to handle stress and make better decisions. How many of you have made a poor decision because of too much overwhelm and stress? And after you look back, it may be not as stressed you realize. Oh, it was the clear choice, but it happens. So you know, this is just your reminder to take some rest. The summer is coming to an end, school is beginning in August for some, some in September, and it's going to, you know, get a little hectic again. So get some rest. So I'm going to go over some benefits of rest and how they'll help you reach your goals, as well as different types of rest that you may not realize you need.

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So rest can help you increase productivity, enhanced creativity, better decision making and reducing stress and improving your mood. When you're well-rusted, you're able to focus and concentrate for longer periods of time, which, of course, translates to more productivity. This also means that you can get more done in less time, right? Because you are more focused and concentrated. This is why rust is important. When you aren't well-rusted, it affects your productivity, your ability to focus, your ability to concentrate for long periods of time. So rust is key.

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Rust can help you think more clearly and creatively. This can be helpful when you're trying to come up with new ideas or solutions. Of course, the reason is because if your brain and mind are cluttered, exhausted, they're not going to work as well, especially in regards to creativity right, you get stagnant, you can't see anything, you can't see the opportunities, you can't see the ideas. So this is another reason why rust is so key in being able to be creative. Being well-rusted means that you'll be able to make better and sound decisions, because you're not as easily swayed by emotions or distractions. Our emotions can get in the way of us making a clear, sound decision. If you are feeling overwhelmed, it is hard to know if it's your intuition, if it's exhaustion or if it's your emotions. So being rested allows you the clarity to know oh, my intuition is saying this, oh, my feelings are feeling this way, and then you can decipher well what's the right decision for me. Not saying that your emotions or your intuition can't guide you, but when you are overwhelmed and tired and exhausted, it is difficult to clearly make decisions, and it actually makes you feel stuck in decision when you are not rested.

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Another benefit of rust is that it reduces stress. We all have stress. It is all about how we manage our stress, how well we can get through the stress, and rust will help you be able to manage it more effectively. This is because it gives your body and mind a chance to relax and recharge. So ask yourself where is your battery at Now? If you haven't given yourself conscious rest or one of the seven types of rust that I'll be talking about later, you aren't fully recharging.

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So it's so important that you are intentional with your rest as well. Another thing that rest can do is help improve your mood and overall sense of well-being. This is because it releases hormones that have mood boosting effects. So if you're serious about reaching your goals, it's important to make a rest a priority. This means getting enough sleep, taking breaks throughout the day, scheduling time for relaxation, and when you give your body and mind a rest they need, they'll be able to better focus on your goals and achieve them. So now let's shift a little and talk about rest in itself, because there's actually more than one type of rest, and knowing what type of rest you need more of, then you can actually start being more intentional with the type of rest you're giving yourself.

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So the different types of rest are physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual and creative rest. Physical rest is the most obvious type of rest. It refers to getting enough sleep, and most people need about seven or eight hours of sleep. You know what works best for you. Some may need, you know, nine to ten hours and some may only need six. But what's most important is that, at the end of your sleep, that you feel rested and ready to start your day.

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The next type of rest you need is mental rest. This type of rest refers to taking a break from the constant mental stimulation that we face every day. This can be done by doing some relaxation, such as reading, taking a bath or listening to music. This allows your mind to relax but also enjoy the stimuli around it right, kind of checking out a little, but not overstimulating yourself at the same time.

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Emotional rest is another type of rest. This has taken a break from emotional demands of life. This can be done by spending intentional, quality time with loved ones, doing something you enjoy, or simply just taking time for yourself. You know me time and know that it's okay for you to take me time so that you can recharge your emotional battery. Which brings me to the next type of rest social rest. This type of rest refers to taking a break from social interactions. This could be from social media. This could be from face to face. This can be done by spending time alone and spending time with people who make you feel comfortable and supported and feel your cup. So begin to take note who recharges you and makes you feel energized after you talk to them, and who may not. And I'm not saying don't spend time with the people that don't. Just know that when you need social rest, those aren't the people that you'll be going to.

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Next is spiritual rest. Spiritual rest refers to connecting with something larger than yourself. This can be done through prayer, meditation or spending time in nature, and I would also like to throw in doing some yoga, because yoga also helps you connect with your body and your mind and your soul and integrating them all as one, as you're being slow and intentional during your movements. And then the last type of rest is creative rest. This type of rest refers to doing something that allows you to express your creativity. This can be done through art, music, writing or any other activity that allows you to express yourself. So these are the different types of rest that everyone needs, and you can re-listen to see which one you know you need to do more of. There's physical rest, mental rest, emotional rest, social rest, spiritual rest and creative rest. So all of these are very important. So make sure that you are finding balance and resting in all of these different areas so that you can reduce your stress and overwhelm and you can feel better and have the ability to reach your goals.

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So here's some ways you can incorporate rest into your life ensuring you get enough sleep, whatever number of hours is best for you, taking breaks throughout the day if you're feeling tired. Take a few minutes to step away from your work and do something relaxing. Maybe take a short walk around the block and then make sure that you're scheduling time for relaxation. Make time for activities that you enjoy and help you relax. You know this could be reading, taking a bath, listening to music, spending time in nature. Whatever it is that you find relaxing. Perhaps it's doing some crafting, perhaps it's doing some deep cleaning. Whatever it is, just make sure that you are scheduling time for it and listen to your body.

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If you're feeling tired, don't push yourself. Take a break. Go to bed early, figure out which type of rust your body is craving, instead of just sitting on the couch and I'm guilty of this too Sitting on the couch and watching the next series on TV, right binging it on whatever streaming service you have. It's so easy to zone out that way, but it is not always the best type of rest. So, remember, rest is important for you and it's important so that you can be a better version of yourself and also manifest all of your goals that you are working on. So thank you for listening and I will chat with you all next week. Thank you for listening to the Manifest your Career podcast. Are you ready to take action today? Visit ManifestYourCareercom to get started and schedule a free discovery call with me and gain clarity today.

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