Monday, September 17, 2012
Need to take steps to be more prompt? The first is to identify the problem—then you can see more easily what you need to change. Are you late because …
1. you sleep too late? If you’re so exhausted in the morning that you sleep until the last possible moment, it’s time to think about going to sleep earlier. Many people don’t get enough sleep, and sleep deprivation is a real drag on your happiness and health.
2. you try to get one last thing done? This is a common cause of tardiness. If you always try to knock one more thing off your to-do list before you leave, outwit yourself: Take a task to do when you reach your destination early.
3. you underestimate the commute time? You may tell yourself it takes 20 minutes to get to work, but if it actually takes 40, you’re going to be chronically late.
My thing is being chronically EARLY, which is a hassle when your friends are chronically late! :-)