Rushing about is no way to start a day. Or even end one, frankly. Timing is everything.
I’m one of those people who believes that if you’re on time, you’re late. I can’t stand getting somewhere “in the nick of time.” I prefer to take my time and arrive at a leisurely pace. And, while that isn’t always possible, it can become a habit given enough practice.
Prioritize. Can that task wait until later? Then leave it alone and head out the door to your destination. Just make a note to do whatever it is that had to be done when you get back.
Add ten minutes or more to your travel time. That’s an easy one to avoid, particularly if you live somewhere like Richmond, VA which doesn’t suffer from heavy traffic and everything is roughly twenty minutes away. I try to build in that extra ten minutes to give myself time to find parking, stroll in to the appointment and gather my thoughts before meetings. That way I don’t feel … rushed.
Take a little extra time today. You’ll be glad you did.