OK, I’m not going to lie. One of my biggest pet peeves is not being on time or things starting late. I cannot even begin to tell you how much I HATE tardiness. If I am late to something I feel terrible with an ache in my stomach. If I am hosting an event, you better believe I will start it on time and not a minute later.
Nothing is worse than showing up somewhere on time and having the festivity start 30min to an hour later! Honestly, who has time for that! I also can’t stand when my kids are late to school. It makes me feel like I am doing them a disservice and not teaching them responsibility.
If you show up late every day to work, you better believe your ass will be fired! Ain’t Nobody Has Time For That!
My husband is very much the opposite and it drives me nuts! He doesn’t seem to see the urgency in being on time. Bless his heart but every time we are late somewhere (usually because of him) he gets the ultimate Chels smack down. It isn’t pretty or nice. He thinks I’m the spawn of satan when I get in that mode.
5 Tips for Being on Time:
- Set multiple alarm clocks: If you have tons of children to get ready or a bunch of stuff to do before leaving. Set multiple alarm clocks. It’s so easy yet so many people don’t use this tool.
- Prepare yourself the night before: Every night before bed, my daughter (who is super slow in the morning) will pick out her clothes the night before. She knows her slowness in the morning drives my crazy so she does this to avoid being late. I am so impressed with her!
- Set your clocks 15 minutes early: This one helps me so much. I set my microwave clock 15min early and my oven clock is the right time. I will make sure to be dressed and finished with everything I need to do before my microwave time hits a certain number.
- Give yourself enough time: If you are waking up 15min before you need to be somewhere, I’m sorry but you’re an idiot! Wake up early and give yourself enough time to get everything done.
- Ask for help: If I have a big event going on and I’m running late, I will call in reinforcements to help me which is usually to help get kids ready or curl hair. Ask someone to give you a “wake-up call” or help you get everything you need to get done. It’s not a bad gig!
Being on time is a great trait to have. It shows you are responsible and reliable. Teach your children the importance of being punctual because that is one of the first steps to being a successful and respectful human being.