Ep 40: The Essential Guide to Rest for Senior Leaders

As senior leaders, how are you caring for yourself and ensuring you get the rest you need? It’s crucial for our success to book time for ourselves or schedule time in our calendars for self-care. Today, we’re discussing the importance of rest and the different ways to achieve it. Rest isn’t just about sleep—there are seven types of rest, and understanding these can help you overcome the feeling of exhaustion even after “resting.”

Listen in as I explain emotional rest, social rest deficits, and the importance of recognizing which relationships fill your cup and which deplete you. You’ll learn how to identify a mental rest deficit, what mental and physical rest entail, and why creative rest is essential for executive leaders. By understanding and implementing these different types of rest into your weekly routine, you will not only enhance your well-being, but also your performance in your leadership role.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • Why sleep isn’t the only form of rest. 
  • What physical rest encompasses. 
  • A good indicator of a mental rest deficit. 
  • How to give yourself sensory rest. 
  • Why creative rest is essential for leaders. 
  • What emotional rest entails. 
  • The importance of knowing which relationships deplete you. 
  • How to have spiritual rest if you’re not religious. 
  • Why it is essential to schedule time for yourself. 

Ideas Worth Sharing:

“Rest can equate to sleep but that is not all-encompassing of what rest is about.” – Elisia Keown Share on X “Intentionally setting some time aside where you’re not inundated with your senses from all angles can help undo that long-term damage of being in our very stimulated world.” – Elisia Keown Share on X “As senior leaders, it is essential for our success to book time for ourselves or schedule time in our calendars for ourselves.” – Elisia Keown Share on X

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