What is your timekeeping like?
Mine has always been off. When I was younger it was off in the way of me always being stupidly early for everything. I’m not kidding, I would be the person with an appointment at 10am who would turn up at 9.20am and feel foolish hanging around. I worried though, a lot. I worried about traffic, getting lost, finding somewhere to park, finding where I needed to go etc.etc. I’m still a self-confessed worrier now and yet my timekeeping has completely switched to the point that I am never on time!
I’m not intentionally late, I always feel bad about it, and I know that sounds like a poor excuse but it is the truth. I don’t do it on purpose and I vow to be better, and then lo and behold…late again.
I know that I said above that I am a self-confessed worrier, and I am, but in many ways I am also really laid back. I think this is what causes my downfall. Let’s say, for example, that I have a coffee date with a friend planned for a specific time. I can look and see that I really should be heading out and yet if there is only 5 minutes left until the washing finishes I will inevitably hang on and sort that first.
That’s bad isn’t it.
The world isn’t going to stop turning just because the washing has sat in the machine for a couple of hours. I know this, I feel awful for succumbing to it, and yet it keeps happening. I don’t know if that is because being 5 or 10 minutes late isn’t a big deal or if my family and friends are just too understanding. Either way, I know I need to start making more of an effort to get myself together so that I am on time for things.
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It’s just going to be easier said than done because when I have tried it, the result has been for me to be too early again. Why can’t I just make it on time to my commitments?
Is it better to be early or late? Is it situation dependent? Do you have any tips on how to improve timekeeping?
Please share your thoughts in the comments, I would love to know!
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Thanks for reading, I hope that you enjoyed this post.
Until the next time…Jess x