The phrase “get some rest” typically invokes the thought of taking a nap or getting a good nights’ sleep. But, did you know there are seven different types of rest: Mental, Spiritual, Emotional, Social, Sensory, Creative, and Physical.

Saundra Dalton-Smith, a board-certified internal medicine physician, gives an in-depth review of identifying the various areas of rest and how to combat your specific area of rest required in the video below. Dalton-Smith says, identifying what type of rest you need “starts with evaluating where you’re using energy throughout your day.”


Identify where you spend the majority of your energy and prioritize that type of rest. Check back in the coming weeks for more about these seven types of rest and how to maximize your energies!