- Step 1: Prioritize and record Schedule only commitments that are important and learn to say no to others. Use one main online calendar or day planner.
- TIP: Schedule events after rush hour and other off-peak times so traffic doesn’t make you late.
- Step 2: Set reminders Set email or text reminders at set intervals on your online calendar. Give yourself a reminder one hour before and 15 minutes before an event.
- Step 3: Plan to be early If you have a two o'clock appointment, enter it in your schedule at 1:50.
- TIP: Have extra work on hand to keep busy if you're early.
- Step 4: Add more time Add 25 percent to the time you think you'll need to get where you’re going or to finish a job.
- Step 5: Plan ahead Lay out your clothes, lunch, keys, and anything else you’ll need for the day the night before. If you wake up late, you’ll probably still be on time.
- Step 6: Keep gas in your tank and money in your wallet Keep your gas tank above one-quarter full at all times. Always have at least $20 on hand so unplanned expenses don’t hold you up.
- Step 7: Wear a watch Wear a watch or bring your phone everywhere you go so you’ll always know the time.
- FACT: Did you know? There are 17 million meetings in America on an average day.
You Will Need
- An online calendar or day planner
- A watch