Monday, July 8, 2013

More Margin Monday

Good morning, wild women!  Are you rested and relaxed from the holiday, or harried, hurried and exhausted from trying to be too much and do too much?  As we continue in this month’s series on margin which we started July 1st (click HERE to read last week’s blog posting).

This week I would like to direct you to the wonderful website of Michael Hyatt, and his posting entitled, “How to Create More Marginin Your Life.”  He offers us a concept (originally authored by Todd Duncan) where you first create your idea week and work from that “template”, with a mindset of your time needing to be budgeted, much like you (should) keep your financial accounts/budget in check.  Not only does he explain this grid theory, he provides a free download, which I appreciated, because then you can tailor it to your own needs.  Michael also quotes from Richard Swenson’s book on Margin. 

Don’t get stuck in the details/perfection of it.  Just sit down for 10 minutes, read the blog entry, download and review the spreadsheet and consider how it might be beneficial for you.  I always think that even if you only get one or two ideas out of something,  

Remember, wild woman, first thing you need to do is to give yourself permission to stop the “crazies” and begin to carve back, push back and protect yourself/life/health by beginning the hard journey back to a life where you can breathe.  Relax.  Release.  Breath.

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference. 

Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time, accepting hardships as the pathway to peace, talking as He did this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it. 

Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever in the next.  Amen ~ Reinhold Niebuhr

Coach Linda

God takes life’s pieces and gives us unbroken peace. ~ Gough

And since its summer, when most minds turn to ocean, surf and sand at some point in the season, I invite you to take a minute to simply drink in the beauty of CNN Travel’s post today on sand sculpture.  They are breathtakingly beautiful – created only with sand and water… simply amazing.  There are also some dates of sand sculpting events that you might want to visit!  Relax for a moment and enjoy!

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