Are you always late to work and you are tired of it? Do you know it can be changed and you will be able to go to work very early again? There are people who complain about either their friends or associates that are always late even when there is an important meeting.
Likewise, there are people who know that they have the habit of going late to all occasions and find it difficult to change that habit.
There are certain things you can do and there are also mindsets you can adopt that can make you change and also to never be late again. Even though you might think it is not, it is in your capability to change yourself by not going late again.
If you make the choice to stop being late then you will never be late again. Lateness is a serious matter that can jeopardize your career because people will see you as an unserious person and one that cannot meet deadline.
Some people despite all their good attributes and characters, they have the flaw of lateness and this flaw is quite popular among people. The mindsets you can adopt that will make to never be late again are:
(1) Be Mindful
To stop being late, be mindful of why and how much you are usually late which can be 15 minutes, 30 minutes or 1 hour lateness. If you know the time frame of your lateness, it will help to know how you should stop being late.
It is much easier for someone who has a constant time frame for lateness to solve the problem of lateness. All you have to do is just to set a fixed time of when you will leave home to avoid being late.
You should also calculate the time you spend on your way when leaving home and the time you spend in traffic especially those that always find themselves in traffic when leaving home for work or other business.
You should also note if there are some hidden reasons why you find yourself going late to places you do not want to be late to. People denies certain things that when examined carefully is true so you should examine yourself carefully to know if there is one or more reasons why you are always late.
Once you know the reasons why you are always late then you should start doing things that will change you and one of this is changing your schedule and routine. You should have the mindset that you either go early or get to wherever you are going on time.
You should even see getting there at the exact time as a form of lateness also. This will help to become someone who is never late again. You should develop hatred for lateness. If you use ten minutes to get to work then you should start leaving home twenty minutes before to avoid unforeseen circumstances.
(3) Planning Beforehand
Another mindset to adopt is the habit of making plans before the D-day. When I say D-day, I mean before each day which means that you should make plans for Monday on Sunday and also make plans for Tuesday on Monday.
You will be able to leave home early since you have made plans especially on what to wear, the time to leave home and also pack all necessary documents and other things that will be needed at the place you are going to.
If you do not plan ahead, what you think might take twenty minutes might end up taking forty minutes therefore you should plan ahead if you want to stop being late.
(4) Have Enough Sleep
You should get enough sleep especially by sleeping early. Not getting enough sleep can also make you late because you find it difficult to wake up early or at the time you are supposed to wake up because you slept late and did not have enough sleep.
Be determined that you do not want to be late ever again. As humans, determination goes a long way in changing our former mindset and habit towards things do if you are determined to stop being late then you will never be late again.
Have the thought that everywhere you go to whether your place of work, school or business meeting has its own benefits. If you think in terms of benefit and monetary values you will get for going early then you will definitely stop going late to places.
You can also be setting alarm, setting deadlines personally, saying “no” to people that might delay you and so on. If you do all this, you will see that you will never be late again and do everything that needs to be done on time. By disciplining yourself and adopting these mindsets, you will turn from a latecomer to a punctual person.