We all have our days when we wake up later than we planned and as a result, that cycle of tardiness follows us throughout the day. It’s honestly the worst feeling. Rather than waking up feeling like Cinderella with the sunlight shining through your window with birds chirping, you spring into action like a ninja and frantically run out of the house. You probably forget something at home and are running to catch the train or sitting in traffic in your car. I have been teaching myself new methods for staying on time. If you want to wake up feeling more refreshed and not stress out every single morning here are some tips.
- First and foremost, start tracking your time. Acknowledge how you are spending your time and then make the appropriate changes. If it helps write it down in a planner.* Speaking of planners, I ordered a leather gold paged one that arrives in five days. Nothing is more attractive than being organized. Kidding, I can thing of a few things.
- Be honest with yourself about why you are running late. Did you under estimate your time? Lack of preparation? I hate wasting time and have days where I feel like I am wasting my life too. To save time, take one night out of your week to meal prep, coordinate your calendar for your gym/work/study schedule, and plan out your wardrobe for the week.
- I am rather punctual for important events such as interviews, appointments, and meetings. However, last year I was chronically late for some small of social events. It’s a thing in my friend group. I try to be courteous and almost always let others know when I am running late. I find it more respectful when someone lets you know rather than keep someone waiting and wondering.
Remember to make yourself a priority. At the end of the day, you’re your longest commitment.