Being pucntual is easy and it is a sign of respect for other people’s time. This is what you need to do:
1. BE REALISTIC
Punctual people know how long things take.
You know that it will take you 45 minutes to get ready. Don’t “think” that you will do it this time in 30 minutes. Be realistic. Make this a habit.
A way you could do this is to write down how long is it taking you to do things. Do this for one week. Track this down to know how long is it really taking to do some tasks.
2. GIVE YOURSELF BUFFER TIME
Punctual people are usually early. Punctual people do not time things to the minute.
Next time you have a 4:00pm meeting aim to arrive 15 minutes early. To be punctual, you need to plan to arrive early. Be organised.
Perhaps review directions. Check for traffic reports before leaving.
3. BE COMFORTABLE WITH HAVING A BIT OF DOWNTIME.
Being punctual often means getting to meeting or an appointment early. Punctual people use the extra five or 10 minutes as a chance to catch up on emails, read over notes, or simply enjoy the solitude.
Punctuality is a sign of respect to other people’s time. It also shows you take your job seriously.