Margin is the opposite of overload. If we are overloaded we have no margin.
When I started laying out the direction I wanted to go in 2018, one of the things I wanted to do better was read more. I’m constantly reading articles and opinions online, but I wanted to make a better effort at finishing more books this year. That’s a fairly standard goal of most people when starting the year. Most people, however, don’t lay out the books they want to tackle.
2017 flew by quickly with plenty of challenges. Life was spiralling out of control for me in November, and I had to find a way to stop it before I had a full mental breakdown. I had to slow things down and regain control so I could see more clearly what was happening.
The worst way to get people to meditate is to lecture them about it. My rule is that I only talk about meditation when asked.
The photoshoot really echoed the year Kylie had.
Nervous, excited, energetic, playful, and then wanting to retreat to relax.
I feel like I say this every year: it was an incredibly challenging year for me.
One of the best signs of that being the case was how often I heard the phrase, “Don’t let them use you.” At work and with my daughter, it continued to be brought up by different people. The one common thread was that I was too nice, gave in too easily, and allowed people to walk over me.
Hearing someone laugh at something you said is a wonderful feeling, and being able to laugh at something they said is even better. That’s where podcasts came into my life. They filled that void of good conversations with the added bonus of laughter.