Do you feel like you’re always behind and late? I know the feeling. As I’ve often alluded to here, I’ve struggled with getting places on time all of my life.
Some of you don’t have any issue with this — and I try not to envy you. 😉 Others of you can likely commiserate with me in the always-behind-and-barely-making-it-out-the-door issue.
By the grace of God, I’ve made some huge strides over the past year in getting places at least almost on time (we’ve even gotten some places early recently!). I’ve also been working diligently on getting things done early so I’m doing a better job at not waiting until the last minute for projects and deadlines.
I’m so encouraged at the progress I’m seeing and the fruits I’m reaping of various habits I’ve been working on putting in place. But I still have a long way to go! That’s why I so appreciated reading 28 Days to Timeliness.
28 Days to Timeliness was written by a Davonne Parks, a “semi-reformed late person” (as she calls herself) who wants to help others figure out how to streamline their routines so they can get out the door faster and stop being late. Each chapter is broken down into 28 short, easy-to-read segments that will take just a few minutes to go over each day. The beginning of each segment contains an inspirational quote, and included at the end of every chapter is a practical course of action that can be taken to really initiate the discipline of being on time.
Davonne and I might as well be two peas in a pod. She gets me.
I laughed at her stories (I even shared her hilarious wearing PJs to church story with my husband — who thought it was so funny that he shared it at a recent family gathering!). I nodded my head in agreement with so many of her points. And I picked up new practical ideas for overcoming lateness.
I also was so inspired to keep working on implementing many of the habits I’ve been developing… things like planning to get places early, prepping the night before to get out the door in the morning, letting go of my perfectionism to get places in tip-top shape (I showed up at an appointment with wet hair today. I may not have looked fantastic, but at least I was a few minutes early — instead of taking 10 minutes to dry my hair and being five minutes late!), and not rushing around the house trying to finish five things before I leave.
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