Finding White Space in the Morning

Maybe you, like me, don’t get much alone time. At school I can create alone time by closing my office door but it just doesn’t feel right to do that. I feel I should be visible and accessible. And, since my husband works from home, having alone time there is a rarity. However, I have found that early morning when I am awake and Kip is still sleeping gives me some alone white space time. I’ve discovered that by getting up an hour earlier, I can create white space time for myself. I could just get up earlier and lose an hour of sleep, but to stay healthy, I make sure to go to bed at a reasonable time so I get a good night’s sleep. Typically, I go to bed at 9:00 and get up at 5:00. This gives me eight hours of sleep while having white space time from 5:00-6:00. I know not everyone can do this because of work, family, a longer commute, extracurricular, and other commitments, but perhaps you could start by doing this once a week then work to expand that. I know I find my early morning white space time to be relaxing, peaceful, and a great way to slowly start my day.

3 thoughts on “Finding White Space in the Morning

  1. My alone white space time is my commute of over 20 miles to and from school each day. I listen to audiobooks, classical music or just drive in silence.

  2. I’m working to find white space myself, but I so struggle to find it in the morning. The night owl in me does enjoy some white space in the evenings, but it’s not the same as starting a day in a positive manner. I’m hopeful I can grow into some white space in the morning over the next few weeks.

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