A working day’s morning in a working couple’s home is plain crazy …. If there are school going children, it’s crazier ! Breakfast to be made, children to be woken up and dressed for school, lunch to be packed, caffeine fixes through coffee or tea, matching socks’, earrings etc and finally the drive through heavy traffic to reach the office just 10 minutes late. Then you realise you left the ID at home and have to take a temporary badge for the day. By the time you reach your desk, you are 10 minutes late for the first meeting. Phew !
If you don’t plan to be on time, every time, you won’t be on time, most of the time. Being punctual is a habit, not related to your DNA, race, political affiliation or city. It does have everything to do with the culture of the city, the organization and your own mindset.
For today, shift your mindset to being 10 minutes early for all meetings – just requires a little early start, so wake up ten minutes early, pack your office bag the previous night, wake up your children 10 minutes early and hopefully you will be in the office ten minutes early. Two helpful tips, a small investment and a tiny change in one habit will release a lot of time – invest in an alarm clock and keep your phone in the living room at night and not next to your pillow. Try and let me know if these two tips worked.
Be on time, every time and 24 hours will seem like 48 hours :).