OUR TIPS & TRICKS FOR A HEALTHY & BALANCED LIFESTYLE
I'd like to take a moment today to talk about something that's been really on my mind lately. It's not a secret that the fashion world is super fast paced. I already shared my frustration about this before, as I feel like the pressure of producing up to 8 collections per year doesn't leave much room for honest creativity. I think we tend to forget easily that, as it's so aptly put in this amazing little video, creativity is not a quick fix. It has to be sparked, turned over, and grow, along with the person who's hosting it. In short: it.just.needs.time.
And this brings me to the bigger picture. I'm not sure why, but I've recently been confronted with a number of incidents - personal ones and ones that were experienced by people that are close to me - that made me aware of how little time we allow ourselves to take to deal with things. We know, or at least we are supposed to, that it takes time to heal from emotional or physical pain (time heals all wounds, remember?). But, as I grow older, I'm astounded by how rarely this is actually put into practice.
A friend of mine had to go through surgery recently; it was just a small procedure, but it took her a little longer to recover than anticipated. After only a week she called me in tears: shouldn't she already feel like herself, able to go about her days, just like before? In that same week, another person close to me confessed that he just couldn't wrap his mind around the fact that after breaking up almost 3 years ago, he was still thinking about that person he'd been with for 9 years. He found himself thinking about her with every big life decision he made - not in a romantic kind of way, but nonetheless: shouldn't he have completely forgotten about her by now?
Without wanting to sound like I have all the answers, I say: let's try to slow down and give it time. Whether it's taking a break from your current professional activities to allow your creativity to grow, or giving your body or mind the space to heal - a week, a month, a year, a decade: do it, it's good for you.
Have you been feeling the pressure of time lately? How do you cope with that? I'd love to hear!