Are you among the 15-20 percent of the US population that is consistently running late? Constant tardiness can have a negative impact on your personal and professional lives, but being on time often isn’t as easy as it sounds. If you have a tendency to run late and are ready to make a change, here are a few tips you can follow to help yourself become a more punctual person.
- Keep track of how long certain tasks take. Often, people are late because they underestimate the time it takes to get ready or travel to their destination. Staying on top of how long things take vs. how much time you have can help you ensure you leave yourself enough time when you have somewhere to be.
- Preparation is key. Whether you need to lay your clothes out the night before or pack your lunch ahead of time, set yourself up to be on time by preparing as much as you can well before you need to leave.
- Leave yourself some cushion time. Some events can’t be controlled, so leaving yourself some extra time in case of traffic or weather delays can help give you a better chance of being on time if something unexpected pops up.
- Try to avoid distractions while getting ready to leave. Even having the TV or radio playing can provide enough distraction to leave you running late, so try to stay focused on the task at hand.
These tips can help you stay on time when coming or going from our One 51 Place Alachua, FL, apartments
. If you are not currently a resident of our community but would like to learn more about the spacious floorplans and community amenities available at One 51 Place, call us today or stop by our leasing office for a guided tour.