Why We Need Whitespace in Our Lives
We need whitespace because that’s really often when our most creative ideas emerge, when our real desires for our lives can speak.
Tara Sophia Mohr is a writer, life coach and personal growth teacher. Her work focuses on helping individuals create more authentic, fulfilled lives. With an MBA from Stanford University and her undergraduate degree in English literature from Yale, Tara takes a unique approach to personal growth work that blends mind and heart, intellectual rigor and intuitive wisdom.
We live in a culture that really valorizes overworking. In so many workplaces the hero is the one that is putting in the long hours. Why isn’t the hero the person that actually can get amazing work done and leave at a reasonable time?
I think it’s incredibly important that we all have whitespace, what I call whitespace, which is empty, open downtime. We need that in our calendars and our lives. We need whitespace because that’s when we process what has actually been happening in our lives, when we process emotions, our reactions to things, when we can work through and let go of resentments, when we can feel and come to manage our fears.
We also need whitespace because I think that’s really often when our most creative ideas emerge, when our real desires for our lives can speak.
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