Lifehacker is one of the websites I regularly peruse. Mostly, I read the headlines, but occasionally, there is an article that really grabs my interest.
“Why You Need More Margin (And How to Get it)” is a great on the work-life balancing act. We are all overworked, under-rested, and propelled from one activity to another with hardly time for a breath. This article has some great tips on slowing down and putting more LIFE into your day.
My favorite tip – putting 15-minute buffers into everything! In my world, I am constantly amazed that my Instant-Matter-Transportation-Device is not working, so I am frequently rushed to appointments and meetings, arriving just in the nick of time. I would love to take the frenzy out of the “just-in-time” pattern that makes up a lot of my day. I’m going to start by setting my calendar notifications 15 minutes earlier.
Take a breath – put more “Margin” into your day for a calmer, happier, you.