What’s So aMayzing about Time Margins

Imagine touring Amazon Smile for an enjoyable read, finding a book with a title that is enticing, but discovering in the preview that the pages are completely filled with words as close together as printably possible without margins.

We think most would find that book hard to read at best and uninteresting at worst; even if there were some great stories in the text.

We like books with margins.  Margins give space to process, enjoy, rest, and eagerly anticipate the next page.

Personal margins in your day, week, and life give space to process, enjoy, rest, and eagerly anticipate the next page. Margins also make life more enjoyable for the people who read you daily.

According to the American Institute of Stress, 77% of Americans experience physical problems caused by stress.  Negative feelings or thoughts, lead to anxiety, depression, fear, and decreased immunity against disease.  Stress creates more stress. In our experience, personally and in our Coaching, lack of time margin is a major contributor to this disastrous stress.

Once he started his adult ministry, Jesus had 3 years to save the world from sin; and he did it!  And he had time margin.  Jesus took a deep breath before responding sometimes removed himself from people demanding his attention and his signs.  He didn’t always rush to funerals or to healings. When he was distressed, troubled, and overwhelmed, he went alone to pray.  He was a Sabbath keeper, meaning Saturday was a day when he did not work, granting that his definition of work did allow him to heal and help people. Jesus had time margin and he was incredibly successful, and he was happy.

A great formula for creating time margin in your life is what we call BSPP.

Balance.

Simplify.

Prioritize.

Pace.

Instead of filling this column with more words.  We’re going to give you some space; some time margin to define those words for yourself before you read ours.  What do they mean to you and how can you begin to balance, simplify, prioritize, and pace before you read what we recommend?

 

 

Personal margins in your day, week, and life give space to process, enjoy, rest, and eagerly anticipate the next page. Margins also make life more enjoyable for the people who read you daily.

According to the American Institute of Stress, 77% of Americans experience physical problems caused by stress.  Negative feelings or thoughts, lead to anxiety, depression, fear, and decreased immunity against disease.  Stress creates more stress. In our experience, personally and in our Coaching, lack of time margin is a major contributor to this disastrous stress.

Once he started his adult ministry, Jesus had 3 years to save the world from sin; and he did it!  And he had time margin.  Jesus took a deep breath before responding sometimes removed himself from people demanding his attention and his signs.  He didn’t always rush to funerals or to healings. When he was distressed, troubled, and overwhelmed, he went alone to pray.  He was a Sabbath keeper, meaning Saturday was a day when he did not work, granting that his definition of work did allow him to heal and help people. Jesus had time margin and he was incredibly successful, and he was happy.

A great formula for creating time margin in your life is what we call BSPP.

Balance.

Simplify.

Prioritize.

Pace.

Instead of filling this column with more words.  We’re going to give you some space; some time margin to define those words for yourself before you read ours.  What do they mean to you and how can you begin to balance, simplify, prioritize, and pace before you read what we recommend?

Next in this series? What’s so aMayzing about balance?

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