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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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10 Comments

  • Davonne says:

    Thank you, Crystal! I had no idea that my “pajama church” story would become so popular 🙂 I’ve spent over two years figuring out how to be on time, and I’m excited to share that knowledge with others!

  • lisa says:

    As a very timely person (almost to a fault), I really enjoyed this book. I, too, love love love the story of wearing PJs to church! Although I am rarely late, I really benefited from this book. I appreciated what Davonne had to say about why late people are late. I love that she didn’t offer excuses for her lateness, but rather took responsibility for it and committed to work on that. I think her advice is great, even for us timely folks. 🙂 Most of all, her book helped me to understand my late friends and to give them more grace and encouragement. Thanks for sharing the book, Crystal!

  • Leah says:

    Ok, maybe my priorities are off here, but I would definitely have dried my hair and been 5 minutes late. 🙂

    (But then my hair looks terrible if it isn’t dried. 🙂 )

    • Crystal says:

      I did a quick two-minute dry and pulled it back into a ponytail. It wasn’t the greatest hairstyle ever, but it wasn’t sopping wet either. 🙂

      What I’m *really* working on is trying to get completely ready earlier in the day… so that I’m not even having to make the decision between wet hair or getting somewhere on time! 🙂

  • Misty says:

    Crystal, I loved the pj story too! I laughed throughout the book, and really found your review great!

    I have to add though that if you are a timely person there are still things you can learn from reading this book. The last chapter has tips to help us “timely” people better understand those who have a hard time being “timely”. I also really enjoyed reading the scripture and quotes. I also gained some new ideas on how to simplify and tips for making it easier to get out the door.

    Take advantage of the promo code and order this book!

  • AC says:

    As someone who is perpetually on time or early…I’m wondering if it would be thoughtful or rude to give this book to a friend who is perpetually late. She knows she is late so it wouldn’t be a shock or anything but am curious for those who struggle with being late if you would be offended or appreciative?

    • Crystal says:

      Hmm, if she specifically told you she’s working on getting places on time, I think you could ask her if she’d be interested in it. But if she hasn’t said it’s something she wants to work on, it might come across as offensive unless you have a really great relationship and you know she’s the type who would appreciate it.

    • AC,

      I agree with Crystal.

      In addition to what Crystal said, several timely people have read the book and said it was very worthwhile to them in helping them better understand their late friends. There is also a bonus chapter specifically for timely people who want to know how to deal with late people, so you may find the book helpful to read for yourself first. Then, if your friend happens to share her struggle with you in the future, you will be ready with a suggestion for something that can help!

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