Years ago, my sister introduced my to the concept of ‘negative space’. Really hard to grasp this art talk at the time, as I thought how can any space be negative if you know it’s there ? Little did I realise then how important this concept really is.
In our daily lives, I think of it as ‘breathing space’, this space in between is imperative to our daily ways. There is a pause in between doing – think of it as an exhale in between all the activies in constant motion.
When you feel like you’re in perpetual motion, it’s tricky to see what direction you’re travelling in. You need to pause and check for markers now and again, landmarks to give us some direction.
It’s true in business and personal life. My in between space is reading. And walking. And soon again it will be drawing. Today it was having a chat with a friend I haven’t seen for ages & random gifting to a new friend. These are little acts that I find joy in and help add context to the bigger picture.
So easy to get caught up in our little bubbles, remember to cut yourself some slack every now and again, admire the fleeting cherry blossoms, the days warming up, where the sun is at and go for a walk.