While you are training at college to become a better version of yourself, both academically and personally, you will see that personal traits sometimes matter even more than your knowledge. Indeed, teachers praise punctual students, neat works and ready-made projects. Discipline should not be overlooked while we study at a higher education institution. This means that it is a great chance to become punctual, and here are a few tips on how to achieve this skill.
Make sure that your watch is set to the correct time, or, even better, a few minutes forward. Check it regularly before making such decisions as stopping for coffee on your way to class, changing an outfit before heading out or calling a friend on the lunch break. Often we lose track of time because we decide that small things will not take up much time, when we already do not have time. So check your watch each time when you think you are on time and you will see how much more punctual you can be.
Change Your Mentality
Many people arrive late at meetings, because they think that the whole world can wait for them. They do not consider the feelings of the other person. Imagine a reversed situation, and you will be ashamed of having forced your teacher, friend, group mate or colleague to have waited for you for so long. If you cultivate the mentality of being unapologetically on time for your meeting, and not making your partner wait for you, it will have a great effect not only on the quality of your meeting, but also on your mood and time-management.
Often we feel bad for being late, but we feel like we cannot help but be late every time. Train yourself to be better than your current self, and do not allow yourself to feel bad, by arriving always on time. With such an attitude towards yourself, you are sure to be on the right side of history, no matter what happens. If you feel bad for always missing the first five minutes of a lecture, promise yourself that you will make every effort to be there on time this time, and you will see how much you will raise above the former you.
Time is your resource. You are only given 24 hours each day, not an hour more, so make sure to use your resource correctly, as the next day it will reset towards the same point. So manage correctly, and be punctual with using the hours you are given.
Another reason to not make it on time is poor organizing skills. This does not concern only getting on time on a lecture or to work, but also being late with handing in the homework or writing essays. Give yourself a break and remember that you are a human being with needs. Do not schedule a meeting at lunch, because you will probably not have enough time to eat. Do your homework before time.