Posts tagged ‘rest’

August 12, 2014

10 days for a better world – day 3

Just a few days ago I published a blog about how I feel we can all make the world a little bit better by just small gestures towards others. I also asked to let me know about your experiences with this adventure. And of course I promised to let you know all about my journey during these 10 days.

These 10 days are not necessarily a change to your life. I know many people already try and do their best to improve the world a bit every single day. However, it is very good to do the things that come naturally with a bit more attention sometimes. And believe me, there is still enough of a challenge left even if you already enlighten other people their lives every day. Some days just creep up on you and before you know it they are over. Some days you are just so over occupied with work, with your family, with your pet, with the household, that you hardly notice that the day already is over.

sleepSociety demands of us that we are flexible, that we take in a lot of information and that we continuously show ourselves at our best. And while doing our best to live up to the expectations we embodied, sometimes we just feel exhausted, we just want to go home, want to go to bed and sleep. Sometimes we are working so hard, we hardly notice it is way passed bed time and we forget to take enough time to sleep and relax, things that are essential. Sleep and rest not only help you recover, it helps you to develop, to grow. That is something that goes for the muscles as well as for the mind.

The previous days my deed existed of buying people stuff. Yesterday I cut someone else some slack. A colleague who has just become a father was tired of all the broken nights. All I did was assuring him that it was fine to go home. I would finish his work. That’s it. I can’t make it any more fancy. It gave him an extra 15 minutes.

That is the beauty of it all. Surprising someone, making someone’s day, helping someone out, giving something to another person, it does not have to cost you much. You don’t need to have money to make the world a better place. Sometimes a little compliment, a little bit of time, can be enough. Sometimes it is even just a smile that will crack someone up. So go out there, have fun!

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