PA August Habit of the Month: Arrive at Scheduled Events 20 Min Early
I'm scared of this goal, but if I can do it, I will be REALLY proud of myself for once.
I'm 5-15 min late for everything. I don't like to leave the house... takes me a decade (ocd + agoraphobia not a good combo for getting your butt out the door). I've also learned that I don't like rushing to places or showing up late; makes my stomach turn.
In truth, whether I'm showing up early or late, I'm still gonna have to leave the house at SOME point and I won't like it (inevitable), but I would feel better getting to my destination on time rather than late.
20 min early sounds hardcore for someone who is usually late, but in my attempt at GOOD OL' DISASTER MANAGEMENT, it gives me some buffer time to miss a bus (I'm good at that) or screw up the directions. In all honesty, I'll be happy if I can even be 2 minutes early to everything, but I like that being 20 min early might boost my self-esteem, plus give me time to read my e-book and relax in the waiting room.
To help me reach this goal, I am going to start including "travel time" blocks in my google calendar to help me remember to leave the house and not get sidetracked.
Anyway, as always, feel free to join in if you are up for this mega-challenge!
P.S. I'm already checking my calendar everyday (thank you google calendar for email reminder options too). So I seem to be remembering my appts better. I am also showering earlier in the morning, so I am dressed to go. I also find that my ocd is lessened when the house is clean, which it has been lately. I really hope the conditions are now favourable to take this next step. I can DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!