The concept of “margin” has been around for a long time. Margin is the white space in life that allows us to rest so we can work effectively.
Margin is critical for productivity.
Margin provides us with:
This is why we need margin in our lives. We are not machines! We are human beings and we cannot keep a pace of perpetual motion if we expect to make our best contribution to our work, our family, our community.
Margin is critical to doing our best work.
Margin only happens when we make it happen. Michael Hyatt says, "Margin doesn't just happen, you have to fight for it." And that is so true.
Our culture does not support margin, despite all the books out there that address it!
Daily—power naps, a real lunch hour, limit the amount of time you spend working,
Weekly—Sabbath/day of rest, turn off electronics
Annually—vacation, extended time away from work/productivity (not time to get work done at home)