I started planning my work around my menstrual cycle. I know, I know, that sounds super witchy. But it actually has nothing to do with magic and everything to do with embracing your own natural rhythms.
It’s been a while since I finished writing a blog post. My secret stack of unfinished articles has been growing steadily and it seems that I’ve done a great job at making sure none of them will ever see the light of day.
Sufficient white space in our lives is essential not only to our wellbeing but to our work too. As a creative person, your mind is likely to be pulled in a million different directions, and we tend to surrender to the idea because of a skewed belief that the messier the mind, the more creative. While there is some truth to creative minds being somewhat “messy”, this doesn’t mean an overly busy brain is good for your creativity. Quite the opposite.
I’m not a typical minimalist. I’m a messy kind of minimalist. I’m a recovering perfectionist who likes to create stuff and doesn’t need “another metric for perfection”. Creativity is raw, messy and requires to get your hands dirty. So I believe in adopting a minimalist mindset infused with life and imperfections.