Tips For Being On Time

Certain situations can be easily anticipated: procrastination is to be banned! Better to act calmly the night before, than to panic in the morning. Here are some examples :

  • Prepare your clothes
  • Print documents
  • Write emails
  • Packing
  • Prepare your lunch
  • Prepare change for the bus or taxi
  • Washing hair
  • Iron your clothes
  • Start the washing machine, dryer or washing machine
  • Get some fuel
  • Buy your train pass

Gather Your Things

When you are late and can’t find your things, you are more stressed and therefore you lose even more time. Having a space near your front door, dedicated to items to take with you every day (keys, badges, phone, charger, wallet, bus card, train pass, agenda, etc.) allows you to be more organized, and therefore to save time. They can be placed directly in your bag, briefcase, or in a cabinet drawer, in a storage compartment … You will no longer have to go around your house before leaving in the morning to find them. Of course, when you come home at night, remember to leave these things in one place.

Get Up As Soon As The Alarm Goes Off

Even though this is tempting, it is best not to hang around after the alarm clock rings, as it is the best way to fall back to sleep. And the snooze button does not allow you to be more on time, on the contrary. If you are tired when you wake up and that’s what is delaying you, why not try going to bed earlier in the evening?

Know How To Estimate Your Time

It is essential to estimate your time by taking into account the hazards. If you’re not sure how long it takes you to complete a typical task, watch the time to be sure. Sometimes, certain tasks take longer than you might think (shower, breakfast, make-up, telephone, television, etc.). You can also time yourself from getting up until the moment you leave home to know the total time you need. If you overestimate your time, you will most likely be late. Finally, program your alarm clock according to your journey time, the time you need to prepare yourself, the hazards (weather, traffic, stains on clothing, etc.) and the time of year (different transport times per example).

Don’t Be Disorganized By Others

The fact that your family members (spouse or child (ren) are not organized can put you behind. It is important that everyone applies a few tips daily to deal with the problem. Also, if you still have children. too young to be fully independent, or animals, don’t forget to include the time given to them in your morning preparation time, or to do certain things the day before (checking homework, clothes, bathing, small- lunch, snacks, outing, litter, bowls…).

Put Yourself In The Shoes Of Others

For example, put yourself in the shoes of your colleagues, who have been waiting for you to start the meeting for several long minutes already, when they arrived on time, or even early. How would you react if you had to be patient like this? You would feel like wasting your time, annoyed and helpless in the face of the situation. It is not pleasant so avoid making it live on others.

Check The Weather And Traffic

In winter, check the weather forecast to see if it might snow or freeze the next morning, and on D-Day check outside. In these cases, it is usually necessary to defrost the windshield and the windows of the car, and the traffic is slower depending on the road conditions.

In addition, remember that at certain times of the week, the traffic is more important (schools, garbage collectors…). It can also be disturbed by roadworks.

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