“Doing those deeply unfashionable things--slowing down, letting your spare time expand, getting enough sleep, resting—is a radical act now, but it is essential.”
~ Katherine May
Spaciousness For That Creative Spark
Hello, my friends!
One of the newsletters I love reading is written by Lizzie Lasater. This week she really inspired me.
She talked about being unavailable. Intentionally. In fact, she builds it into her schedule. Several afternoons a week she bikes to a nearby pool, swims laps, and then lays in the grass afterwards for 15 minutes simply to read or daydream.
For that one hour, she leaves her phone at home. She is unavailable to the external world.
Of course, this means she is wholly available for her internal world.
Lizzie explained she often has her best ideas during this down time. Ideas for her work. Her parenting. Her practice. The next meal she needs to cook . . . whatever!
It’s precisely this spaciousness that is the creative spark.
As summer heats up, and schedules grow increasingly complex, I aspire to to carve out chunks of time where I am unavailable. Doing something that helps me reset and feel renewed. Gifting myself that spaciousness to wonder, and dream, and refill my own well. Something by myself, for myself.
This act of self-care is a direct benefit for me, which means it is beneficial for my connectivity with others.
I hope you’ll join me in making yourself unavailable?!
I can’t wait to hear what you do and how it goes!
We’re worth it!
~ m ♥️