s1. Physical rest

Lack of sleep and over-training deplete your body’s energy. Get two types of physical rest, passive and active:


  • Sleep 7+ hours nightly
  • Take power naps as needed


  • Stretch
  • Get a massage
  • Use an ergonomic chair + desk

2. Mental rest

Mental rest deficit is caused by overtaxing your thinking.

  • Write down your to-dos
  • Reference checklists (packing, groceries, etc.)
  • Create a shutdown ritual to separate work and life
  • Take a break from problem-solving
  • Meditate

3. Social rest

Evaluate your relationships

  • Spend more time with people who give you energy
  • Spend less time with people who steal your energy
  • If you are an introvert, block out time to be alone

4. Spiritual rest

Be a part of something bigger than yourself.

  • Volunteer
  • Work a job that feels purpose-driven
  • Participate in faith-based activities (if aligned with your belief system)

5. Sensory rest

The modern individual is overstimulated.

  • Take a break from social media
  • Turn off notifications
  • Limit video meetings
  • Set a relaxing evening ambiance (soothing music, candles, etc.)

6. Emotional rest

Emotional rest deficit occurs when you feel like you can’t be authentic. E.g. An airline attendant who must always smile, despite rude passengers.

  • Spend time with people you can be authentic around
  • Try speaking with a therapist to release emotional labor

7. Creative rest

Appreciate beauty in any form, whether natural or human-created:


  • Take in a sunrise or sunset
  • Go for a walk in nature


  • Visit a museum or art festival
  • Engage with inspiring music, books, documentaries etc.

Source: Some random post I saw on my LinkedIn feed