Dr Oz: Devon Franklin & Importance Of Rest
Dr Oz was proud to introduce the 7th Day Restart, which he called the “modern day of rest.” It may be just what you need to help relieve stress, live longer, and even lose weight. To help share the idea, he welcomed motivational speaker and preacher Devon Franklin. Devon is now a best-selling author and also wrote a book with his wife Meagan Good about their decision to wait for marriage.
Devon believes in the importance of taking a day off, saying that it’s been talked about since biblical times. Plus, as Devon stated, we’re “running our tank on empty” because we’re not taking time to restart and refuel that tank. Dr Oz believes mental illness is the plague of the 21st century because we’re not giving our minds time to reset. But how can a full day essentially recharge our health?
Dr Oz: Importance Of A Rest Day
If you could take a day off each week, would you? Even more so, if you had the opportunity for a day off, could you actually take one? Approximately 30% of people believe they could take a day off. According to Devon, the day off is the most important day, because no one can operate optimally seven days a week. Additionally, Devon believes there are ideas that will come to you on that day off that wouldn’t otherwise materialize. The rest day will make those other six days more productive.
Dr Oz: 7th Day Restart Plan
The first step of the Restart plan is to pick a day. Biblically speaking, the day of rest would be Friday night sundown to Saturday night sundown. If that’s not possible for you, pick another day. It’s important to identify an optimal day. You also have to prep for that rest day. In order to make sure you can take that day, you have to know that means no work, no cleaning, no shopping, and no social media. Yes, it sounds hard, but those things can be taken care of during the other six days.
On that rest day you can still work, but it’s a different kind of work. You’re working on yourself, your family, and your community.
Dr Oz: Get Outside & Take A Nap
On your day off, you want to start with “vitamin N” which is nature! Get outside for one hour to start your day and take in your environment. Breathe deeply and appreciate your surroundings. You should also use reading as a meditative exercise. But choose your book carefully. Try reading self-help books or the Bible to be sure you’re reading material that makes you a better person and calms you.
Additionally, on that day off, take a full-cycle nap. That means napping for 90 minutes. Then, cook a meal with a food you’ve never used before. You should also keep a destiny diary in which you write down “who am I really and what should I be doing?” It’s a time for self-reflection that helps you better understand who you are and who you want to be.
Dr Oz: Sunday Game Changer
To help make Sunday a better day to start your day the right way, flip the day. Instead of starting the day slow and running all your errands later, try getting your errands and tasks taken care of first. That way in the evening you can relax and ease into the week.