Avoid Being Late By Bringing Last-Minute Tasks With You

Everyone has a friend that seems to be a little (or a lot) late to everything. If you happen to be that friend, Psychology Today has some strategies that’ll help you get out the door and where you need to go quicker.

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Obviously, the first step in avoiding tardiness is to narrow down why it is that you’re always late. For example, a lot of people (including me) always try to get one last thing done before they leave the house:

Apparently, this is a common cause of tardiness. If you always try to answer one more email or put away one more load of laundry before you leave, here’s a way to outwit yourself: take a task that you can do when you reach your destination, and leave early. Tell yourself that you need that ten minutes on the other end to read those brochures or check those figures.

With apps like Chrome to Phone around, it’s super-easy to stop whatever you’re doing and take it with you, and by leaving a little early, you can continue that small task when you get to where you need to go.

Hit the link to read more, and if you have any of your own strategies for escaping constant tardiness, share them with us in the comments.

Are You Always Late? 7 Tips to Arrive On Time [Psychology Today]

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