Recharge Seminar Recap: Exploring the 7 Types of Rest

CommonHealth, Virginia’s employee wellness program, recently presented their Recharge campaign, where viewers were introduced to 7 types of rest. The session recording is now available in addition to the recap below.


The Importance of Rest for Employee Well-Being and Engagement 

Employee engagement is defined by the Faculty and Staff Engagement team as the extent to which employees:

  • Feel connected to their jobs and the positive impact their roles have on the university;
  • Are committed to advancing the goals and objectives of their units;
  • Put effort into their work both as individuals and as team members; and
  • Can thrive both personally and professionally.

Throughout an employee’s lifecycle, engagement can be affected by both personal and professional factors, highlighting the importance of considering each faculty and staff member holistically and individually. 

As part of a holistic approach to engagement, it's important to consider employee rest. Understanding the different types of rest can help individuals and organizations create a more balanced and fulfilling work experience. Rest goes beyond simply taking breaks or time off work; it encompasses a variety of dimensions that contribute to overall well-being and productivity. The following will identify the seven types of rest and their connection in enhancing employee engagement. 


The Seven Types of Rest

By understanding and incorporating these different types of rest into our lives, we can achieve a more balanced and fulfilling work experience. Rest is not a luxury but a necessity for employee engagement, well-being, and overall productivity. Let's prioritize rest and recharge our batteries to thrive in both our personal and professional lives!