5 Tips to Arrive on Time

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Being on time is very important.

Always feel like you are late? No one likes having to rush, or be embarrassed at being late. Here are some tips to get you moving faster and hopefully be on time.

Tip 1: Sleep Earlier

Many people don’t get enough sleep, and this can cause a lag and being late. Simply getting to sleep earlier will make you more alert and ready to move.

Tip 2: Underestimate the Commute Time

Always leave some extra time to actually get to the place where you want to go. This “extra” time will allow space for any unforeseen traffic jams or any other delay. Also, be sure to know exactly how long it usually takes to get to your destination. This will allow you to get a picture at what time you need to leave, and be there on time.

Tip 3: Extending the Time Before You Leave

As the title says, don’t extend the time before you leave. Even stopping to get one last thing done, such as answering one more email or read one last chapter, could set you back far longer than you thought. So be sure to set the leave time, and to stick to it.

Tip 4: Can’t Find Things

A common cause for being late, not being able to find things is a sign of being unorganized. Be sure to have designated spots for key items, such as car keys and jackets, and always put those things back in that spot. Being able to quickly grab what you need before you go can mean the difference from being on time or being very late.

Tip 5: Get your Household Organized

Chances are if your family is disorganized, so are you. Be sure to alert your family to the tips above to encourage on-time behavior. As always, make sure that everyone knows where they keep their things for a quick pick-up and go.