It took me a long time to realize that one of the most important things I could add to my calendar was white space – time in which nothing is scheduled. Whether 15 minutes or 5 days, we benefit from having this flexible time. We may use it to sit in silence, connect with someone we love, travel – anything that refuels.
It’s never convenient to safeguard this time. There is always a lot going on. But even one year from now, we won’t remember what else seemed so important.
Take a look at your current calendar. Find some white space. Minutes, an afternoon, a day, a week. Protect it. Most everything else can wait while you fill yourself back up.