1. Health

Discuss in my forum

I知 running late.
I値l be there in just a little while.
I am so sorry that I am late.

How many times have you said these words? It feels terrible to be late - to work, to your doctor's appointment, to your meeting, to meet a friend, getting the kids to school, and even worse, picking the kids up from school. No one wants to be late, but sometimes even those with the best intentions are chronically late. How can you stop this cycle? How can you improve your time management?

ADHD coach, Kay Grossman, M.A., LLC, provides some advice. Click on Tips for Getting Places on Time to read more.

What other strategies have you found helpful?

Photo ゥ Microsoft

March 8, 2008 at 9:50 pm
(1) Elle says:

I liked the tips and have tried to use a planner when I make appointments but I can never find my planner ! I have a huge calendar now right near my computer where I write down appts., birthdays, etc. – I make it a point to read the calendar every day.

I get everything I need in place if I have to be somewhere in the morning – I have my clothing ready, my keys with my clothes and if I have paperwork to bring with me for any reason I get it together and put it in the car the night before. I am far from perfect. I recently received my Medicare cards – I put them — somewhere and forgot where that somewhere was :-(

I know that they are in the house but where remains a mystery. I have three alarm clocks — two to get me up in the morning and one set for one housr before I have to be on the road – when it goes off I stop what I’m doing and go. I haven’t been late since I started that routine ( unless I get lost finding the place where I am supposed to go to but that doesn’t happen too often.)

Great article — I learned some new techniques to be on time by reading it :-)

March 10, 2008 at 1:43 pm
(2) add says:

Hey Elle,
Thanks for your feedback. Kay Grossman did a great job of providing lots of tips. I like your tips, too! :)

A large central calendar, getting things in their place the night before, and lots of alarm clocks!


Leave a Comment

Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.