Do We Have to Wait Until We’re Not Feeling Well to Have Some White Space?

Yesterday I was not feeling well so I took the day to slow down, focus on me, cancel and alter a few commitments, and spend time alone. I wasn’t sick enough to need medical attention or to take medication and sleep. I was coherent and was able to spend time reading, writing, and learning. It was actually an enjoyable day without errands, activities, and the busyness that comes at this time of the year. But, today I am thinking, “Do we have to wait until we’re not feeling well to have some white space?” Shouldn’t we work to create time for ourselves not just when we’re not feeling well but also when we’re alert, happy, and at our best? I’m on a mission to create that time for myself this winter.

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