Margin is the space that used to exist between ourselves and our limits.
When asked how they are doing, most people reply with some version of, “So busy I don’t even have time to breathe!” Sound familiar?
We have become a culture that despises margins. We value productivity and tend to be more than a little suspicious of those who have time on their hands. Do you find yourself measuring your worth by how “productive” you are?
Best-selling Author and Life Coach Cheryl Richardson believes the quality of life is enhanced more by what we eliminate than what we add. What if we weren’t living with every moment of every day planned out? What if every single day contained some breathing room?
Consider taking 3 baby steps this week to increase the margins in your life:
1. Drive with the radio off the next time you’re in the car. Welcome the quiet.
2. Take a walk with a loved one. It clears the mind and provides the space to really connect with each other.
3. Cut out one hour of TV or web browsing and spend that time creating more margins in your life. What can you live without?