I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

Why Margin is Critical for Doing Your Best Creative Work

A healthy dose of mar­gin in your life gives you the space you need to think, dream, strate­gize, wres­tle through com­plex­i­ty, focus deeply, and, ulti­mate­ly, do your best cre­ative work.

This piece by Shawn Blanc has been sat in my Instapa­per for quite a while, but when I read the sen­tence above I imme­di­ate­ly agreed. When you’re in con­stant hus­tle mode, when every­thing down to what jobs you work on and when you can find time to send out those all impor­tant invoic­es is imper­a­tive to your abil­i­ty to exist in life, deci­sions and dreams dis­ap­pear. When there’s no mar­gin in any­thing in your life, your abil­i­ty to work well goes and your abil­i­ty to even think cre­ative­ly van­ish­es let alone do the work your busi­ness depends on.
I’ve learnt the hard way, mar­gin in life is imper­a­tive to being able to cre­ate well.