Last week I posted a video on my YouTube channel where I talked about punctuality – including how I struggle with it and what I’m doing to make sure I’m on time. Several people left similar comments on that video with real, legitimate issues that cause them to be late. Sometimes it’s helpful to have a different perspective on a issue that seems impossible to resolve. Here are three reasons you might be late – and what you can do about it!
#1 I can’t find an outfit to wear
If you find yourself wasting precious minutes each morning tearing through your closet with “nothing to wear,” you’re not alone! I heard from several people who said they struggle to come up with an outfit each day – I have a hard time with this one, too! I have two suggestions for this dilemma.
- Utilize Instagram and Pinterest: Any time you see an outfit that you like on a blog post or website, pin it to an Outfit Ideas board. If you’re scrolling Instagram and see an outfit that makes you say, “That’s so cute!” just click the little tab on the bottom right of the picture and save it to your Instagram favorites. When you’re standing in front of your closet, scroll those pictures and find one you can recreate with things you already have. (This is a great activity to do in the evenings – you could even put a few outfits together for the week and have them ready to throw on in the mornings!)
- Create A Capsule/Lifestyle Wardrobe: This makes choosing an outfit so much easier. I did it last summer and last fall and found it so beneficial!
—> Read More: How To Eliminate The “What Am I Going To Wear” Struggle
#2 I get easily distracted by other tasks
If this causes you to run late in the morning, I have two tips for you.
- Set a timer: If you have to be out the door in 30 minutes, set the timer on your phone! Having the scrolling timer right in front of you might really help you stay on track. I use this trick when I’m going somewhere and my hair just won’t cooperate. I give myself an amount of time and then I have to stop messing with it and just go!
- Stick to a morning routine: You probably don’t have time to clean your whole house before leaving in the morning, but choosing a few chores that you do every single day enables you to leave the house feeling like you’ve accomplished something.
—> Read More: How To Avoid Social Media Distraction and Get Stuff Done
#3 I have to drop my kids off before I go to work
This is one of the “control what you can control” situations. I’m a big fan of doing things the night before, but that doesn’t work with dropping kids at school! If their drop off time makes it hard for you to get to work promptly, you’ll have to work hard to be at the school as early as you’re able. Make it as easy as possible to get to point A, which will in turn make it easier to get to point B!
Are any of these the reasons you’re late? If not, what makes it hard for you to get out the door on time?