MJ Gonzales │ExecutiveChronicles.com
Traffic, meet a very important person along the way, need to attend to an urgent matter, the clock didn’t alarm on time and so on so forth. These are the few of common “late” reasons that may be acceptable at first, but become irrelevant in the long run. Of course, it’s not because of using the same reason, but for being consistent late in your affairs.
In an Elle’s story, they mentioned a not elaborated case of so called “chronic lateness disorder” and some individuals with ADHD have problem with being on time. There are also instances that non-punctual people get their trait from their parents.
“If your parents were lousy at time management, you probably share the genes,” Medical University of South Carolina professor of psychiatry and pediatrics Russell A. Barkley, PhD shared on Elle. “Growing up in that environment wouldn’t help either.”
Meantime, Psychology Today pointed out being late starts with wrong mind-setting like being early is embarrassing, wasting time, and understandable. They added that it’s hard to tell you’re going to be on time due to unexpected circumstances, so to be “on the dot” is to arrive a little bit early.
Another angle to check is there are individuals who are intentionally arrive late and do it often. So in the end, they become accustomed to it. If you’re one of them, Psychology Today advised to break the wrong mindset to change your habit.
“Reframing that early time as something valuable makes you feel like your time is being used constructively, whether for your own or for someone else’s benefit,” PT’s tip.
On the other hand, punctual people don’t only exert effort to wake up early and just simply turn into time conscious individuals. According to Female Network’s report punctual people include realistic approaches like assessing the travel time, add extra time allowance for their usual routines and unexpected delays. Furthermore, their being on time may also come from their self-discipline in other areas like avoiding procrastination, planning their activities, and not allowing distractions such as checking media sites to control their time.