I saw this on a blog and thought it was worth a reblog.
There’s a lot to be said about using your time and money effectively, and I remember having a conversation with a friend of mine years ago about living with buffer (or margin.. I forget which word we used).
But effectively, living with constraints actually frees you to react. If you can be disciplined enough with your time and money, you actually open up the possibility of previously unseen opportunities.
If you’re 10 minutes early to an appointment, that’s 10 minutes of mental health you’ve gained, and allows you time to prepare for whatever is coming next.
If you PLAN buffer into your timetable, doors will open.