The World Needs You

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Friends I urge you now more than ever to attend to your health and well-being! There is a lot going on in our world right now, but feelings of anger, frustration, overwhelm or depression experienced over extended periods of time is incredibly damaging to our health.

I have loved this quote from Bansky for a long time. But I used to look at it in a different light. I used to think that his words of encouragement were solely for the people out there who were ready to throw in the towel and give up. I see it in a slightly different light these days. The sort of change we are looking for in this world is not going to happen overnight. We need to be in it for the long haul and in order to do that it’s vital that we are taking care of our bodies, our minds, our souls. These days when I think of Bansky’s words I see them as a reminder that rest is a nonnegotiable part of pushing forward. Rest is just as important to learn for the people who don’t ever want to quit.

Please. Don’t give up! Don’t stop taking action! Don’t quit! But I want you here for the long haul. The world needs you here for the long haul. If we let the stress of the world break us down then essentially it wins.

Learn to rest. Take time to turn off the television, stop scrolling through your news feed, have conversations about something else going on, walk away for a little while. Don’t forget your body when your mind is constantly clamoring for your attention. Eat well, move, sleep, breathe deeply, go outside. All of these things don’t mean that you are being neglectful or lazy or shortsighted. It’s the opposite! Because you and I know that by taking breaks and learning to rest you will be here to show up for a long, long time. And that’s exactly what this world needs.

Be happy, be healthy, be well.

4 thoughts on “The World Needs You

  1. Beauty Along the Road says:

    Great advice – some days, like today, I don’t turn my computer on until afternoon. It helps to keep sane that way! BTW, thank you so much for following Beauty Along the Road. I like your blog as well and am following as of now πŸ™‚

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  2. ThisDarlingAdventure says:

    Hi there! Thank you for the encouraging words and the awesome advice. Rest is so important to our well-being, but often times when I need rest, I just quit instead. But I will keep that quote in mind as well in the day to day things. So simple, but life-changing when we learn to do it well. Thanks! Also, on a random side note, I’ve nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award because I really enjoy reading your posts. Feel free to check it out and even participate (if you would like): https://thisdarlingadventure.travel.blog/2017/01/27/blogger-recognition-award/ Thanks! Have a wonderful weekend! πŸ™‚

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