Have you spent far too long trying to do it all, only to end up exhausted and overwhelmed?
Does the idea of rest and refueling sound wonderful but impossible at the same time?
Might it be safe to say that if you continue at this speed, you’ll be destined for burnout . . . emotionally, spiritually, physically, relationally, and professionally?
If your answer to any of these questions is yes, you’ll want to hit pause on whatever you’re doing and listen to this episode on the More to Be Podcast. Actually, even if you’re not sure you’re exactly headed for burnout, you’ll want to bend an ear to hear what Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith has to say to us about the importance of sacred rest and the road it took her to find it. She is no stranger to over-achieving, burned-out living. Yet she found another way as God revealed to her that we are to work from a place of rest, and not rest only after we’ve finished our work.
Yes, this episode is not only inspirational, it is practical for all of us seeking to embrace the gift of rest that God has given us.
Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is an author, speaker, and board-certified internal medicine physician near Birmingham, Alabama. She received her B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Georgia and graduated with honors from Meharry Medical College in Nashville. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Baker College and Davenport University in Michigan teaching courses on health, nutrition, and disease progression. Dr. Dalton-Smith is a national and international media resource on the mind, body, spirit connection. Her newest release is Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity, includes ground-breaking insight on the seven types of rest needed to optimize your productivity, increase your overall happiness and live your best life.
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If this is what I’ve been working for, then this isn’t what I want. I was burned out. – Saundra
The Holy Spirit invited me to be willing to do life differently. – Saundra
I grew up with a mindset that if I wanted something, I had to get it done. I believed that I had to go after everything myself. – Saundra
If we’re going to share something personal, we always have to ask permission. – Lisa
On the sixth day man was commissioned, given his identity, spoken into. The first full day of mankind being on earth was a day of rest. And then on the next day, he worked. – Sandra
God didn’t call me to work then rest, He called me to work from my place of rest. – Saundra
My work was my drug of choice. It is was made me feel secure. It was my idol. It was my god. – Lisa
To rest is releasing control. – Lisa
Can you be comfortable without being productive? – Lisa
There is wisdom in routine, especially in a crisis, but doing that to pacify the anxiety over not being in control is not dealing with the real issues. – Lisa
Spiritual rest is about relationship. – Saundra
God heals the brain — healing us — through relationships and connection. – Lisa
When we’re stuck, we need to ask for help. We’re not meant to get unstuck alone. – Lisa
You can’t give your best when you’re pouring from your emptiness. – Saundra
Rest should equal RESToration. – Saundra & Lisa
Mentions | Links | Resources
- Connect with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith at ichoosemybestlife.com
- Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity by Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith
- Connection: 5 Ways to Improve Every Relationship
- PIVOT Challenge
- Experience a Taste of Heaven Through Sabbath, Podcast #514
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