On this episode, I chat with a life coach about rest and recovery.

English Level: B2 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇨🇦

Show Notes:

  1. Introduction (0:21)
  2. What are the different types of rest? (1:53)
  3. What is mental rest? (8:11)
  4. What can we do to get mental rest? (9:30)
  5. What is your message for mothers who deal with a noise overload in their daily lives? (14:16)
  6. What are the benefits of silence? (16:31)
  7. What is creative rest? (21:59)
  8. Can you tell us about social rest? (25:47)
  9. How do we find the right people to surround ourselves with? (27:52)
  10. What is spiritual rest? (31:36)
  11. Can you tell us about your happiness club? (36:34)

Vocabulary Words:

  1. 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
  2. Recovery (noun): a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.
  3. Busyness (noun): the state or condition of having a great deal to do.
  4. Commute (verb): travel some distance between one’s home and place of work on a regular basis.
  5. Fatigue (noun): extreme tiredness resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness.
  6. Irritable (adj.): having or showing a tendency to be easily annoyed.
  7. Compartmentalize (verb): divide into discrete sections or categories.
  8. Ponder (verb): think about (something) carefully, especially before making a decision or reaching a conclusion.
  9. Invigorated (verb): to make someone feel fresher, healthier, and more energetic:
  10. Destiny (noun): the events that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the future.
  11. Serendipity (noun): the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

Phrases to Remember:

  1. let the mind wander: to let your thoughts flow
  2. flow state: a state of mind in which a person becomes fully immersed in an activity.
  3. be in the zone: in a mental state that enables one to perform to the best of one’s ability.
  4. to keep busy: To remain occupied (with something); to ensure that one is not idle or bored.
  5. to appeal to someone: to attract, please, or interest.
  6. pulled in different directions: to have different or opposite purposes that cannot be achieved together.
  7. ripple effect: the continuing and spreading results of an event or action.
  8. figure out: reach an understanding of a person’s actions, motives, or personality.
  9. to get a kick out of something: to feel amusement, delight or excitement about something or someone.
  10. tap into: to understand and express something such as people’s beliefs or attitudes.
  11. take someone under your wings: to help, teach, or take care of (someone who is younger or has less experience)
  12. pay it forward: respond to a person’s kindness to oneself by being kind to someone else.

Mistake to Avoid:

Comprehension Questions:

  1. How does Jorge translate rest?
  2. How many different types of rest does Julie mention?
  3. What are some examples of physical rest?
  4. Which is the most productive time of the week?
  5. How many minutes of silence will help you reduce stress?
  6. (True or False) People are more productive when they listen to music while working.
  7. What does Jorge do to get creative rest?
  8. (True or False) Who I allow into my life will determine my destiny.
  9. What do the stars remind Jorge of?

Question to consider:

What can you do to get more rest?


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Julie is a successful Certified Life Coach. She runs regular seminars and courses and speaks at international events.
With over 25 years of experience, her Psychology background, years of experience in mental health services supporting women and with her own personal experiences, she’s gained empathy, compassion and understanding of the struggles women face. She’s passionate about sharing her skills, knowledge and tools and helping people transform their lives.

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