I had a lot going on this week. Between work, family stuff, and other events I had scheduled, I could see that I wasn’t going to have enough time to do everything without being frazzled at the end. And even if I didn’t get everything done, it wouldn’t be done well, because I left myself with no margin.
So, Tuesday evening, I made arrangements to cancel my participation I an event that I had for the upcoming Sunday. Doing so freed up time during the week I would have spent in preparation, in addition to lightening the load on Sunday. I’m grateful for the time I was able to free up to spend on the other things I need to do this week. I’m also grateful for the reduced stress and for not having the sense of being hurried through the week, that I would have experienced, had I not created some margin.
Is there anywhere in your day, your week, or your life where you could use some margin? If so, begin looking for ways to create that margin. Once identified, take the steps to make it happen.