It never fails.  Every day I tell myself I'm going to be in the car and on the road by such and such a time.  And every day when I finally get in my car I find myself shaking my head, looking at the clock that says its 10 minutes later than I had planned.  The good news is, somebody has figured out the keys to being on time.  I've got them for you here...

According to an article in Business Insider, here are the first three tips to help you kick bad habits, add some hours to your day, and make people stop thinking you're such a slacker:

  1. Stop thinking of the best-case scenario. If your ride to work takes you anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes, you should ALWAYS give yourself at least 30 minutes to get there.  That way you're chronically early, not late.
  2. Stop worrying about getting there "too early."  Some people show up 15 minutes early, and think of it as 15 minutes of sleep they lost out on.  Instead, think of it as 15 extra minutes to get organized, so the rest of your day goes more smoothly.
  3. Stop doing "one more thing" before you leave the house.  This one gets me every time.  You think of things you have to do as you're walking out.  Did I turn off all the lights?  Did I feed the dog?  Some things you HAVE to do, like getting your kids off to school.  But you DON'T have to do the dishes before you leave.  So don't try to pack too much into your morning.