On this episode, I chat with a life coach about rest and recovery.
English Level: B2 🏴🇨🇦
- Introduction (0:21)
- What are the different types of rest? (1:53)
- What is mental rest? (8:11)
- What can we do to get mental rest? (9:30)
- What is your message for mothers who deal with a noise overload in their daily lives? (14:16)
- What are the benefits of silence? (16:31)
- What is creative rest? (21:59)
- Can you tell us about social rest? (25:47)
- How do we find the right people to surround ourselves with? (27:52)
- What is spiritual rest? (31:36)
- Can you tell us about your happiness club? (36:34)
- Rest (noun/verb): to stop doing work or an activity : to spend time relaxing, sleeping, or doing nothing after you have been active or doing work
- Recovery (noun): a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.
- Busyness (noun): the state or condition of having a great deal to do.
- Commute (verb): travel some distance between one’s home and place of work on a regular basis.
- Fatigue (noun): extreme tiredness resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness.
- Irritable (adj.): having or showing a tendency to be easily annoyed.
- Compartmentalize (verb): divide into discrete sections or categories.
- Ponder (verb): think about (something) carefully, especially before making a decision or reaching a conclusion.
- Invigorated (verb): to make someone feel fresher, healthier, and more energetic:
- Destiny (noun): the events that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the future.
- Serendipity (noun): the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
Phrases to Remember:
- let the mind wander: to let your thoughts flow
- flow state: a state of mind in which a person becomes fully immersed in an activity.
- be in the zone: in a mental state that enables one to perform to the best of one’s ability.
- to keep busy: To remain occupied (with something); to ensure that one is not idle or bored.
- to appeal to someone: to attract, please, or interest.
- pulled in different directions: to have different or opposite purposes that cannot be achieved together.
- ripple effect: the continuing and spreading results of an event or action.
- figure out: reach an understanding of a person’s actions, motives, or personality.
- to get a kick out of something: to feel amusement, delight or excitement about something or someone.
- tap into: to understand and express something such as people’s beliefs or attitudes.
- take someone under your wings: to help, teach, or take care of (someone who is younger or has less experience)
- pay it forward: respond to a person’s kindness to oneself by being kind to someone else.
Mistake to Avoid:
- How does Jorge translate rest?
- How many different types of rest does Julie mention?
- What are some examples of physical rest?
- Which is the most productive time of the week?
- How many minutes of silence will help you reduce stress?
- (True or False) People are more productive when they listen to music while working.
- What does Jorge do to get creative rest?
- (True or False) Who I allow into my life will determine my destiny.
- What do the stars remind Jorge of?
Question to consider:
What can you do to get more rest?
- Research on silence
- The 7 Types of Rest
- Julie’s homepage
- The Happiness Club VIP
- Find Julie on Instagram
- Most Common Mistakes Germans Make in English
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