Loo & Chilli

Loo & Chilli

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One of my biggest pet peeves is TARDINESS. I can't stand people who are chronically late to things. I think if you're always late...you're basically disrespecting the OTHER person's time.

20% of the population is constantly LATE for things. Believe it or not, there are things you can do to TRAIN yourself to be ON TIME for a change! - Chilli


1. Be realistic about how long things actually take you. People who are chronically late are usually WAY OFF about how long it takes them to shower and drive to work. Track yourself so you know...and then make sure you're giving yourself enough time.

2. Give yourself a buffer. Plan to be at meetings or appointments 10 to 15 minutes early...and allow even more extra time if you don't know traffic patterns, the parking situation, or exactly where you're going.  

3. Add structure and routine to your life. Late people usually don't have routines, they just wing it...but if you add plans and structure to your day, you're more likely to be on time.  Make it a routine to do things like get ready for your morning the night before. 

4. Get comfortable with downtime. Some of you may crave the adrenaline rush that comes from doing everything at the last minute...but punctual people are usually relaxed and cool. They use their extra time to catch-up, get ahead, or just chill.



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