Personal,  Self Improvement

On being punctual

Time is important to all of us. I always feel that there is never enough time to do all the things I planned to do. I buy planners to write down our schedules and watch videos to learn how to use my time better and not waste any. But at the same time, I also like to waste time playing mindless phone games or just idling around. I still procrastinate even though I know I am losing precious time where I could be doing more useful stuff.

How to be punctual?

I found that the best way to be punctual is to plan ahead and know yourself. When I go to sleep at night I think about what I have to do tomorrow and how much time I need for everything. For example, if I have to wash my hair in the morning I know I have to wake up at least 30 minutes earlier to have time for that. If I oversleep that half an hour I just have to accept that I made a mistake and go on with my dirty hair. (maybe just put it in a ponytail or a bun) But, you just have to learn from those mistakes. Maybe go to bed earlier so that you get enough sleep.

Punctuality is after all also a sign of self-control. Control to start getting ready on time and stop being lazy. If something unpredictable happens then you should definitely send a message or call the person that might be waiting for you. In my opinion, punctuality is a very important trait to have.

It is a different story if I waste my own time or you waste my time. Waiting for something or someone is one of the most annoying things. I could be doing something else, that I actually want to do. And the fact that I have no idea how much I will have to wait makes the wait seem even longer. If I have to wait for more than half an hour without any reason, I would probably decide to do something else. Since the other person does not care enough to not make me wait I might as well not care and mind my own business.

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