Allie: Your advice on getting places on time may contain some solutions that I have needed for quite some time.
Being late on a chronic basis made me ponder on the root of my difficulty with punctuality.
I came across an article on ADHD, and found out why it was so hard for me to control this personality trait.
“Time management is a big problem for people with ADHD. Everyone is late on occasion, but many with ADHD run behind schedule more often than not..”
"When Time Isn't On Your Side"
I'd feel guilty about being late - but frankly, I don't have time. You know that song "Time is on my side"? I'd bet you…
Realizing that there was a direct correlation between my consistent ‘belatedness’ going everywhere — from family reunions to business meetings — and ADHD was a lifesaver. Discovering the root of the problem made it easier for me to tackle the habit because I started treating it as a symptom of a condition instead of a character flaw.
Being on time is still a work in progress for me.
I am succeeding at arriving on the dot in least 90% of occasions.
However, getting places 15 minutes before the scheduled time has proved to be very challenging.
I will implement your advice and hope to come back to report that I have been able to call myself a punctual person.