Why We Need “White Space” In Our Daily Routine

“We need white space in our daily lives just as much as we need it in our designs because the concept carries over: If our lives are over-cluttered and over-booked, we can’t focus properly on anything.”

Designers recognize white space as a valuable design tool because that blank space serves a purpose — to focus our attention.

Jocelyn K. Glei draws a great analogy between white space in design and white space in our daily calendars in this post where she suggests we need open space in our daily lives.

Her suggestions of how to add some white space to your day include to go for a walk, meditate, or take some time for free writing of drawing.