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  1. Move all your clocks forward 10 minutes. Not enough? 20 minutes ahead.

    In addition, alarm clocks have proven themselves well. Usually two are enough: The first one starts for the conditional time “when it's time to get ready for event X”, and the second one for the time “when it's time to go out”, Together with the translated clock, is quite suitable, and most importantly, a specific method.

  2. Previously, I was often 5-10 minutes late for a meeting with my friend. We often drove in his car. One day, after I was 15 minutes late, I got into his car , and he scolded me and asked me to get out. He left without me. After that, we stopped driving with him, but did not communicate. Naturally, communication got worse, but I stopped being late. Now, if I see that I'm late, I speed up as much as possible in everything I can, including running a few hundred meters to catch a green traffic light, etc. He also began to demand that other people not be late, or at least warn them in advance about being late.

  3. I agree that the reasons for delays are different, so first you need to find the reason, and then based on it to solve this problem. I highly recommend the book “An Easy way to stop being late”, it's just about different reasons for being late and ways to deal with them.

  4. So many unnecessary words …

    In your phone, or preferably on your wristwatch, move the minute hand forward 10-20 minutes.

    After these actions, I almost stopped being late 🙂

  5. I could have answered your question well and taken the first place for likes here, but alas, I was 2 years late, what can I do, this is my trait.

  6. Is this something really important, necessary, and fundamental? In such cases, I use my own saying: “If I arrived on time, then I was late.” So being late is most likely your personal choice, no more (or circumstances, but more often they are secondary).

  7. Ask a friend to move the time on your watch forward from 2 to 5 minutes. And it is advisable that you do not know exactly what time it is rearranged for. Full success is not guaranteed, but you will be less late by 2-5 minutes)

  8. I think you should stop being afraid to be late. To do this, you need to accept the worst that can happen to you if you are late. Next, think about the fact that you probably don't want to go where you are late. Don't go there 🙂 And one more thing, since mobile phones were invented, “being late” is not an easy task, because you can call and reschedule.

    But quite seriously, if you become independent (mem), then you are already starting to linger, and not be late 🙂 Independence is another name for self-confidence. Self-confidence is born if you are not afraid of the consequences of your actions. You can overcome fear by accepting the worst. And it is much easier than it seems, if you know the technique. We think about what will be the worst, then we think about what we will do if it happened. If we come up with something, then we accept it automatically, because when it is clear what to do, people are calm. People even go to the execution calmly if everything goes according to plan…As I don't remember who once said.

    If you learn how to use it, you'll stop being late. The paradox is that if you don't care about being late, you will stop being late. How to do this, I wrote above.

  9. You have to believe in yourself. Every day and a million times to repeat: “I believe in myself. I can be on time. I can overcome this. I can do it!”

  10. In some cases, the reasons for being late are not related to internal psychological problems. Many people simply don't know how long the journey takes them. For example, I live three blocks from the institute. For three years, I was late every single day. I was just too lazy to count the time. It seemed that if you left at eight , you would arrive at eight. The stopwatch showed 7 minutes from the apartment door to the university door. Since then, I've never been late.

  11. You will be surprised, but “late arrival syndrome” is a serious psychological problem that leading experts from all over the world have been trying to solve for decades. It is believed that constant lateness is a symptom of various psychological problems. Accordingly, you can stop being late only by understanding what exactly underlies your lateness and coping with the reason. There are several equally relevant and plausible theories. Some scientists believe that this syndrome is associated with external circumstances: for example, a person is burdened by his work or study; he – even if subconsciously-does not want to meet with some people, go somewhere. Perhaps he has situational mild depression, and he just does not want to communicate much with others at all. Or, for example, he just got married and is so well at home that he doesn't even want to go anywhere. These are all simple cases that are “treated” by ordinary time management: make a schedule for the day, include an extra 15 minutes in your plans, get ready to go out in the evening, etc. Or change jobs.

    But another assumption of scientists requires much more serious work on yourself. Now many experts agree that the main reason for constant delays is in the psychotype of a person and his internal structure. There are very specific character traits, usually innate (or very early acquired), that “prevent” us from being punctual. First, it is nervousness. Not the one that we get because of fatigue or frustration, but the one that accompanies some of us through life. These people are emotional, agitated, usually sensitive and react violently to what is happening. Oddly enough, it is those who are prone to hysteria who are often slow: this is their subconscious way of calming themselves. Often nervousness is accompanied by sociopathy. Another quality that tends to make us late is the inability to refuse. When a person says ” yes ” to everything, and then does not want and cannot fulfill everything promised. Those who are always late are usually distracted and often distracted. It is difficult for them to concentrate on leaving the house, they grab hundreds of mandatory and not very important tasks and activities. In addition, extreme athletes often fall into the “latecomers” category: these people are addicted to adrenaline, and rushing is a good way to get it going.

    So determine the reason for your lateness and start working on yourself. In fact, if the reason is internal, then only harsh self-control will help. It's like a diet: if you want to lose weight, try hard. But the main thing – as, by the way, with a diet – is motivation. If you know why you should stop being late, and you really feel that being late is a problem , then you will succeed.

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