How many times in the last year have you been late for work? Have you ever missed a flight because you were late getting to the airport? Did you ever miss an important deadline? If you don't like your answers, read on. Here are three simple tips for breaking the late habit:
- Reprogram your brain. Every time you tell others, "I'm always late," your brain listens in on the conversation. It responds to everything you say. Replace these comments with something like this, "Every day I'm getting better at arriving on time."
- Plan to arrive fifteen minutes early for every appointment. Tell yourself, if I'm not fifteen minutes early, I'm late.
- Get 8 hours of sleep every night. Your brain needs rest. If you're short-changing your brain at night, it will short-change you during the day and you will lose your alertness. Your sense of time will be distorted. Make sure you give yourself a fifteen minute break every two hours to keep your mind fresh throughout the day.