not at all what i expected...
apparently i am a lazy person… okay, not really, but that’s how i feel in light of my new experiment… margins.
how can it be SO difficult to spend time at the beginning and end of my days to prepare and decompress? and i’m not talking about a lot of time… i’m only talking about 5 minutes, 10 minutes total... and i have failed almost every time. what?!?!?!?!
how can this be?
time is certainly a rare commodity these days (you're nodding your head in agreement right now aren't you?). it's still just as plentiful as it once was, but there seems to be less and less of it. weird right?
with only 24 hours in a day and seven of those days a week, we have enough time to live meaningful lives, but everything else just somehow gets in the way... or rather, i let that "stuff" cut in line... that's what i'm learning at least.
these margins are important. that's what i've read and that's honestly what i've experienced. but my life right now seems stacked against the concept. it's hard to make the time and when it's easy, i just don't want to... so...
my margins will now become moments... moments during my day when i prepare or decompress. i will attempt to use 10 minutes during my days rather than at the beginning and end. i just want to experiment and see if that helps in any way. i'm hopeful.
i'll let you know, and maybe you can try this too... i sure hope i'm not the only person who struggles like this : ) give yourself some grace and shake things up. have some moments.
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