Have you ever typed a document and kept changing the paper margins to get more information on the page?
Recently, it became apparent to me that I was living in the margins.
In my case, the margins became almost non-existent! I put so much into a day that I had no margin left for something else. If there was a last minute invite to a concert or movie I couldn’t go. There was no room for an emergency.
I had no margins!
Years ago when I used to use a paper calendar, I scheduled in “shapeless time.” That was for whatever I wanted, whether it was to finish a project, read a book or take a walk. It didn’t matter. It was MY time.
I fell out of the habit of scheduling time for myself without noticing it.
How do you integrate time for yourself?
- If I had more time…
- The one fun thing I want to do is…
- When I am alone…
See what comes up for you. You will find more exercises and information in my Self-Help Toolbox!