Thursday, December 4, 2008

Stop Running Late

Do you constantly find yourself running late to work? Every day I see the same person frantically run to catch the train. I can help but wonder why people live their life like that, day after day. The simple answer is to start leaving 5 minutes earlier each morning, but most people are not that disciplined. I have found that setting your clock fast is a simple yet effective way to encourage punctuality. If the human body is capable of adapting to different time zones across the world, it is more than capable of adapting 10-15 minutes. Here are some ways to trick your self into being being punctual:

  • Have someone you trust set your clocks forward, and not say by how much.

  • Don't set the clocks forward by rounded numbers like 5 minutes or 10 minutes. These numbers can be easily computed to actual time. Try setting the clocks forward by 13 minutes or 18 minutes.

  • Set all the clocks in you house to this new time.

  • If possible, try setting your cell phone, car, and watch forward.

  • Try to forget the clocks were set forward, by telling yourself that the time is correct.

I hope these ideas help, and enjoy time travel.

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