Are you always late? There’s hope for you yet. Here are some helpful insights for overcoming chronic tardiness.
Julie Morgenstern, productivity expert and author of Time Management from the Inside Out, offers the acronym WADE for the process of getting better at organizing your time:
- Write down your to-dos for a day in one reliable place, like a planner.
- Add up the time everything will require, after estimating how long you need for each individual item.
- Decide and prioritize what you will actually do, if you have realized there isn’t enough time to get everything done.
- Execute, or as Morgenstern puts it, “Put your plan into action without being hindered by procrastination or perfectionism.”
Gary Chapman, PhD theorizes that there are five ways most people “speak” love. They are:
1. Words of Affirmation
To be verbally acknowledged
2. Quality Time
To enjoy companionship
3. Receiving Gifts
To be given tokens of love
4. Acts of Service
To have their partners do tasks for them
5. Physical Touch
To be in contact via the body
Explore more about the “5 Love Languages.”
Here’s a grisly riddle to consider: A father and his son are in a car accident. The father dies at the scene and the son, badly injured, is rushed to the hospital. In the operating room, the surgeon looks at the boy and says, “I can’t operate on this boy. He is my son.”
Have you figured out the answer?
Find it, and interesting info on “mindbugs,” in our latest “Big Ideas” on hidden biases.
- The martyr.
- The savior.
- The adviser.
- The people pleaser.
- The yes-person.
Do you recognize yourself in any of these common co-dependence types?
How to identify when you’re caring too much — and what you can do to break codependent behaviors and cultivate healthier, more satisfying relationships.