1 Value your own time and those of others in your life.
2 Be clear about what time you need to leave to get where to your destination. Add a little extra as a buffer in case something goes wrong.
3 If you car pool, and someone regularly makes you wait – leave without them (as long as they’re capable of looking after themselves). They’ll soon get the message.
4 Keep a clock in your bathroom. You can’t be on time if you don’t know what the time is.
5 And while you’re at it, check that all clocks in your home are set to the right time. That old trick of setting them fast doesn’t fool anyone.
6 Plan ahead. Check the night before that everything you need to take is ready – your clothes are picked out and ironed, route planned, documents prepared, lunch ingredients stocked up, phone charged, keys where they should be.
7 If all else fails, set your alarm 15 minutes earlier. A stress-free start to the day is priceless.