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The science and importance behind REST

By Aubrey Turner, certified Functional Nutritionist

Hello friend, welcome! I’m so glad to be back with you!

Let us pick up precisely where we left off-

You are armed and ready with your why- the reason you want to take me time and rest. You keep your why close and come back to it whenever you most need it. Your why keeps you steady, on course, and grounded.

But, although your why may be your guiding light to resting and taking me time, it is only the first step!

Let’s get into the next steps now!

It’s time to figure out your how…how you’re going to rest and how you’re going to incorporate it into your day!

The good news? The good news is that your how (the where, when, and what you do to rest) has limitless options and can be as unique as you… and I so highly encourage this time to speak to your most unique self!

And the better news? You can easily begin to see and feel effects from resting and taking me time with as little as 10 minutes a day!

In fact, I recommend beginning with just 10 minutes a day!

Ten minutes a day is actionable and accessible- it is not daunting and it does not have negative ripple effects on the timeliness of your morning or day.

Ten minutes is jussst long enough to get your powerful mind & body, and nervous system, into rest-or-digest… the place we want to be to improve our digestion, deepen our sleep, and strengthen our immune system!

To begin, I suggest knowing when- when you’re going to carve out your time, when you’re planning for rest. Resting can be a big thing when you’re not used to it, so one of the easiest ways to approach it is to plan it! Are you going to be the first one up and take early morning time? Or maybe during nap time? Do you have time while cooking dinner and the little ones are playing/watching TV?** Or maybe you’ll choose to rest at the end of your day, just before bed when the house is quiet.

There are benefits to all these options and downsides to none- remember, this