I’ve made a vow to be a punctual person. Over the festive period, with loads of social appointments to fulfil, I became aware that my family and friends make allowances for my apparently inevitable lateness. I was a little taken aback, but not surprised, as I don’t want those dear to me to think spending time with them isn’t a priority.
I realised that being rushing around, being late, or just making it in time, is quite a stress factor for me, and a source of annoyance to others. When there’s something negative or unproductive in my life, I go on the hunt for the underlying negative or unproductive reasons. After discounting procrastination and laziness I realised the reasons for my tardiness were positive, and therefore a blindspot - yarning and over-optimism.