Do you make room for white space in your life?
This graphic design term is a great metaphor for how we choose to live.
To quote graphic designer/publisher Fred Showker of DT&G:
White space is important because it refines a design and gives the other elements, image and type, room to exist.
Did you catch that? “Gives other elements room to exist.”
Hmmmm. Let that powerful principle roll around in your head for a moment.
It’s a lot like growing a garden.
If you decide to plant enough vegetables to feed a small country, but work with a closet-sized plot, the seedlings will soon choke each other out because they don’t have the necessary space.
Yet, if you leave room and plant far less, your garden will thrive.
In your life, you need that same white space to rejuvenate, rejoice, and be resourceful.
You are ultimately in charge of what has been planted, and more importantly, what is yet to take root.
There are activities on your calendar that need some TLC, and others like stubborn weeds that just need to be yanked.
Start today by putting stakes in the ground to start enlarging the white space in your life.
For ideas on the nuts and bolts of the how-to, be sure to read Overwhelmed? Six Steps to More Peace of Mind.
Question: How does your garden grow? Are there weeds you need help pulling? Seedlings that you want to flourish? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!
Original image credit: Amanda Wray