Mar 30, 2022
Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith built a beautiful life. She had the family, the house, the car, everything she ever wanted. But she still felt drained every single day.
She knew she was burnt out. As a medical professional, she turned her attention to her sleep. After perfecting her sleep schedule, she found that although she was sleeping, she wasn’t truly resting.
Dr. Saundra is a board-certified internal medicine physician, work-life integration researcher, speaker, and bestselling author. She is the author of Sacred Rest, where she shares her research on the seven types of rest needed to optimize productivity, increase happiness, overcome burnout, and live a full life.
She is also the founder of Restorasis, a firm dedicated to helping companies cultivate positive well-being cultures within their teams.
On this episode of Wickedly Smart Women, Dr. Saundra joins Anjel to discuss the seven types of rest she identifies in her research and how to practice mindfulness to combat fatigue.
Listen in as Dr. Saundra shares what drove her to begin researching rest, why restoration is the key to recharging, and why many high-achievers can still function as “burnouts”.
How Dr. Saundra found herself feeling unfulfilled by living the life she thought she wanted
Dr. Saundra’s research on high-achievers and how they can function as “burnouts”
Dr. Saundra’s experience trying to figure out the cause of her fatigue outside of what science could explain
Three different ways Dr. Saundra has found people become drained throughout the day
Cessation versus restoration and the different ways to achieve sacred rest
The seven types of rest: physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, sensory, creative, and social
Why many people struggle with creative rest deficits and Dr. Saundra’s advice for how to recharge your creative mind
How Dr. Saundra helps her corporate clients change their company culture to welcome well-being focused initiatives
What inspired Dr. Saundra to become more than an internal medicine physician
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