Around the time, we turned 40, we met our pastor for counselling, who told us that he had experienced a definite slow-down around the time, he turned 40, and had begun to build in margins. For instance, we took time off before and after every trip.
We had never lived with margins. Crazy about travel, we’d left on holiday as soon as Roy’s teaching or the girls’ school was done, returning just in time. Crazy memories of arriving home between 2 and 4 a.m. and Roy leaving to teach at 8 a.m.
No longer. We build in 1-2 (days after term and before a trip, and after a trip, and before term.
Similarly, I would always pretty up just before leaving the house, then gather what I wanted to take, then leave….and arrive 10 minutes late.
By building a margin, getting dressed with 10 minutes to spare, getting there 10 minutes early–what peace!! Of course, one might waste 10 minutes here and there, but the peace of living in a calm, steady way!