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Joy Bringer Podcast ep 17 - Joy is Peace at Rest with Liz Bagwell

The Joy Bringer Podcast with Season Bowers

Sunday, April 14, 2024 - 55 minutes

In this episode, Season introduces Liz Bagwell, a scientist who combines her scientific knowledge with scripture to teach about rest. Liz shares her personal journey of burnout and how she learned to surrender to God's plan for her life. She explains the importance of rest and the connection between our biological rhythms and scripture. Liz dives into the concept of circadian rhythm, the rhythm of sleep, and emphasizes the significance of getting enough sleep for optimal health. She also introduces the ultradian rhythm, the rhythm of energy and performance, and how it affects our daily lives. This conversation explores the importance of rest and how it can be optimized for productivity and overall well-being. The discussion covers topics such as the impact of caffeine, mapping out energy levels, structuring the day for peak productivity, and taking control of one's schedule. The conversation also delves into the biblical perspective on rest and the connection between rest and joy. Practical steps for fostering rest are provided, including prioritizing sleep, taking brain breaks, and engaging in activities that regulate the nervous system.   Takeaways
  • Rest is essential for our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
  • God created our bodies with specific biological rhythms, such as the circadian rhythm and the ultradian rhythm.
  • Getting enough sleep, around 7-9 hours, is crucial for our overall health and performance.
  • Listening to our bodies and taking brain breaks throughout the day can help optimize our energy levels and prevent burnout. Optimize caffeine consumption by taking it at specific times to work with your body's natural cortisol and adrenaline levels.
  • Map out your energy levels throughout the day to identify peak productivity windows and structure your schedule accordingly.
  • Break free from societal expectations and create a schedule that prioritizes rest and balance.
  • Rest is an essential part of our identity as children of God and is necessary for experiencing true joy.
  • Practical steps for fostering rest include prioritizing sleep, taking brain breaks, and engaging in activities that regulate the nervous system.

Check out Liz's podcast Rhythm Restoration with Liz Bagwell

 

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