I wake up early. I go to bed at a consistent hour that allows me to greet the morning feeling refreshed and energetic. I set my alarm in case I need a backup for waking up naturally.
I arrive at work with time to spare. If I am ahead of my colleagues, I use the quiet time to plan my day and complete assignments that require concentration.
I meet deadlines. I calculate how long daily tasks take. I use realistic estimates in my schedule. I cut down on nonessential activities or ask others for help if I see that I am falling behind.
I avoid keeping my family, friends, and coworkers waiting.
I am prompt when it comes to weddings and coffee dates, as well as office meetings and parties. I show others that I respect their needs and value our relationships. I prove that I am dependable and courteous.
I stick to my schedule. Punctuality is a skill that grows stronger with practice.
I stay organized. I clear away clutter at home and in my workplace. I use time-saving tips to make household chores and business paperwork more efficient.
I set up reminders. I post notes on my refrigerator door or stick them in my wallet. I install free apps on my phone.
Today, I am like a train that runs on time. Punctuality helps me to seize more opportunities and reach my goals.
- How do I feel when someone is chronically late for our appointments?
- What can I do to recover if I turn up late for an important event?
- How can technology help me to be punctual?