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Although our ambition to live full, productive lives is admirable, we need to watch out for imbalances.  We’re so busy doing we often forget about the space we need to simply be. The soul needs a wide arena to reflect, to create, to be inspired. Just as studies are now confirming that children actually need some level of boredom, I propose that we adults must allow ourselves some space for our own rest and reflection.

Understanding this need for space can cause us to become painfully aware of our lack of it. We become annoyed with our seeming powerlessness over our own schedule.

You may feel powerless, but the reality is you must try to set yourself at the top of your priority list instead.  Set the intention. Say to yourself, “I get a piece of me before anybody else gets a piece of me.” An affirmation I often use is, “I am worthy of my own time, energy, and attention.”

 Once you decide to make yourself a priority, you can start moving forward with creating sacred space for yourself. To do it:

Take an honest look at your schedule.

Do you see anything you are doing out of obligation or guilt? Scratch it off! Sometimes, we have to realize that by saying “yes” to commitments means we are saying “no” to something else. Oftentimes, that something else is our own personal space. Allow yourself to say “yes” to yourself.


Not everything invading your space is on the calendar. Sometimes, the things overwhelming our lives are material. Is your space at home filled with clutter? Is your desk a mess? Are you hanging on to things that do not bring you joy? These are all examples of things that create noise in the peace you seek.

Say “no” more often.

We’re not often realistic about the time we need to nourish the best parts of ourselves. We readily give away all our time and fail to get a quality piece for ourselves. In order to bring in the opportunities we dream about, we must first create the space for them. Practice giving yourself more than enough elbowroom and see what you naturally start attracting to yourself.

By Jillian Landis, Life Coach via Nourish + Bloom

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