10 October 2013

Margin // Savvy Business Secrets for Creative Entrepreneurs #31Days

I think I'm addicted to adrenaline.

The hustle and bustle and not having any time to just sit and be and think and read and be quiet. I've always struggled with building time and space into my life that is unscheduled and open. I didn't expect to say this, but just thinking about it as I type makes me a little anxious. Not good, Cammie.

This frenzy, though, this way of living in all-go all the time is too taxing, and to the dismay of our current get-it-all-done-women-can-do-everything-plus-more culture, I say it's time to just quit it already and give everybody a break, including yourself.

Hear me when I say that schedules are good (I am a wreck if I don't have a schedule), moving forward and drive are good, setting goals and reaching toward them are good.  What's probably not good for most of us is the all out crazy town all the time that we've made our life.

My friend Erin at Blue Eyed Bride is doing a series this month on Creating White Space.  That's really what it is about, isn't it? First, we need to create it, since heaven knows no one is going to create it for us.  And it's white and nice and fresh and clean and uncluttered and wide open white space.  Now that's a thought I can get behind.

How are the borders of the pages of your life? Have you left some breathing room? A little space in the margin for new things, ideas, people, quiet? I'd love to chat about it in the comments!

This post is part of a series called Savvy Business Secrets for Creative Entrepreneurs. You can read other posts in the series right here, or make a selection based on topic:

Day 7: Ask for Help
Day 9: Margin
Day 18: Make it Happen