Always Late? How to Never Be Late Again

Are you always showing up 5 to 10 minutes late to things despite your best intentions? Or maybe you’re just underestimating how long tasks will take…experts call this behavior/tendency “planning fallacy”.

Here are some simple changes you can implement immediately, according with clinical social worker Lisa Bernstein:Always Late Again

  1. Don’t double book, you can be in two places at the same time.
  2. If you have a morning meeting, have clothes ready the night before and use an alarm without a snooze function.
  3. Use a calendar to block out meeting times, with travel and transition time(s).
  4. Set a warning alarm on phone for when you need to get ready to leave and another alarm for when you need to get out the door.
  5. Try to get to a meeting early and reward yourself with coffee or time to relax.

Since I’m a “planning fallacy” person myself I’ll apply these simple step changes on a regular basis from now on, hope it makes wonders…and never be late again.

If you do it also, please give some feedback here, I’m looking forward to see the outcome.

Best regards,
Pedro Calado


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