on time all the time

Are you teased for your tardiness? Laughed at for your lateness? Well it doesn’t have to be this way. We’ve got some tips from those in the know – these are the people who breeze in right on time, all the time. How do they do it?

Don’t set yourself up to fail

If you know that you drag the chain in the morning and find it hard to get moving – a 7.30am breakfast catch-up is pretty unlikely to happen. So don’t agree to it in the first place. Suggest a time that suits you, on a day that you know you will have time to get there.

Prepare as much as you can

When you’ve got to be up and out the door to get to the airport, you don’t have time to be searching for a lost shoe. Set out your clothes the night before, and pack everything you need in a bag (and leave it by the front door). This will make your morning much less stressful.

Assume the worst

Depending where you have to be, always allow a buffer of time to deal with the unexpected delays. Things like traffic, broken lifts, or empty petrol tanks can throw a spanner in the works – so allow for them when making your plans.

Use online tools

If you’re going somewhere that you haven’t been before, always check an online map first and see how long they estimate it will take. Then add some extra time on top (the internet doesn’t know everything, remember). You can also use your calendar on your phone or computer to schedule your appointments with reminders. This way you can also avoid double booking yourself.

Have you ever been late to an important event? How did you deal with it? Let us know in the comment section below.

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