Affirmation – I prepare ahead of time so that I can be punctual.

My timeliness is improving because I take steps to ensure my success. By preparing in advance for new situations, I decrease wasted time. I have the self-discipline to overcome tardiness and embrace punctuality.

My timeliness says a lot about who I am and how I feel about others. By being punctual I communicate a sense of self-respect and respect for others’ time. I strive to be punctual so that I can honor those with whom I interact.

Each night, I prepare for the day ahead by making a mental list of all my responsibilities. As I envision the next 24 hours, I begin to list all of the things I can do in advance to save myself time.

The more I do ahead of time, the less I have to do in the moments prior to a given event or task. From choosing what to wear and preparing my clothes to planning my meals and packing my lunch, I take advantage of the time I have in advance of the occasion.

When I plan the night before, my day goes much more smoothly. I feel relaxed because I avoid the stress of rushing. My mind is able to focus and produce quality ideas because I move at a calm pace.

Today, I choose to spend a few minutes thinking ahead to tomorrow. I plan and prepare as much as I can to get my day started on a relaxed note. When I start my day off right, there is no limit to what I can achieve.

Self-Reflection Questions

1. What can I do tonight to prepare myself for tomorrow?
2. How do I feel when I am rushing?
3. Why should I be punctual?