The Quick Guide to Stop Embarrassing Yourself Professionally
Let’s just face it. Some of us are more punctual than others. We all know someone who is always barreling and brushing past the knees of others who arrived on time to get to the middle seat that is inevitably open because it is the only seat left in the meeting. Maybe YOU are that person. And that is okay. I was too. But it’s time to change! Here are 5 proven ways that’ll have you at the office just in time for your first appointment.
Follow these simple steps and you will be getting to work ON time in NO time.
- Prepare the Night Before
You have to get ready for game day the night before! If you are waiting until the morning of to start gathering your things to get out of the door, you’ll fail every. single. time. If you are not making your lunch, ironing your clothes, or gathering important documents for the next day the night before, the morning will surely be a time of grief and tardiness.
- Wake Up a Little Earlier
We’ve all done it. Try to squeeze in that last little ounce of sleep before we take on the day. It is NEVER worth it. If you are that tired in the mornings you probably are either having issues sleeping in the first place or you just need to simply go to bed earlier (which leads me to my next point).
- Go to Bed Earlier
I know, I know. You just have to stay up late and watch your favorite hour-long TV show that comes on at 10. Record it and watch it later! You can watch it on your lunch break or earlier while you are making dinner. Just make sure that if you’re online you stay away from spoiler alerts!
- Do Not Procrastinate
This was my problem. I always wasted the time I had to get ready by lollygagging until I was in a rush even though I woke up in time. We usually know approximately how long it takes us to get ready. Personally, it takes me exactly 45 minutes, therefore I have to allot time accordingly to each task. If you wake up early immediately start preparing for your day. Yes, you have permission to enjoy the morning BUT do so proactively.
- Change the Clocks
Now, one of my friends gave me this idea. She changed the clocks in her house and her car so that she tricks herself into being on time. How smart! So while her brain is thinking that she is running late, she is actually right on schedule to make it to wherever she’s going.
I know sometimes things are easier said than done. But I don’t think that logic applies to any of these steps. All it takes is a little preparation to be successful this coming week! If you enjoyed this post please don’t hesitate to follow my blog so you never have to miss a post!
Have an amazing week,