There are easy habits you can develop to transform you into a healthy time management persona.
I’m talking of the one who shows up on time and completes the tasks on time – without the silly excuses (with exemptions of genuine challenges).
Here are three habits of punctual people…
HABIT #1: You should know how to plan your day in advance
Planning your day requires your full attention to plan. Making a commitment to set out a block of your time to draw your plans can work wonders for your health and work-life balance sheet.
Occasionally, planning your day might feel stupid.
In fact, on some days, you won’t find it interesting. But if you work hard to stay committed to planning your day, you will establish a flexible, practical, daily plan that suits your personal and professional lifestyle.
HABIT #2: You have to be organized
One of the secrets of punctual people is their appreciation for being organized.
Haphazard or zigzag way of living for day-to-day can actually be distracting for you. The resulting effect is that all you want feel fulfilled at the end of your day.
The best way to become organized is to start working on filling your daily plans with structures. These structures are essential to helping you build a consistent daily or weekly routine.
HABIT #3: You have to appreciate downtime
Downtime is that block of time between your early arrival at your destination and the actual beginning of the event you are attending.
Let’s say the event you are attending is to start by 10am. If you got to the venue by 9:20am, the block of time in-between (i.e. the forty minutes of waiting time) is your downtime.
As a punctual person, you should use your downtime to catch upon easy tasks such as reading a bookmarked article, checking up your emails, making a phone call etc.
Being on time is not that difficult.
All it takes is a continuous improvement in your time management skills. It may be tough at the beginning. You may even make mistakes than you estimated. You may even discover the hidden weaknesses in other areas of your life.
But one thing’s sure, if you keep at it, you will eventually take change of your time – and that would translate to creating the beautiful future that you desire.
Are you always on time? Let’s know how it works out for you in the comments.