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I too am chronically late… and no matter how I try (alarms, phone, cats, husband) I just do not get out of bed in the morning. I always find something “that will only take a minute” to do before leaving for anywhere, and, I too check the stove and lights and anything that could be plugged in or chewed on or eaten by little furry guys that have no common sense. 🙄
In the work world I too would stay late to make up for being late, sometimes for several hours. I suspect my hyperfocus works best when there are fewer distractions (people) around. Great work performance reviews, but always tardy.
Procrasination is my worst enemy, and even now, I am writing instead of sewing and I have six ties and a dress and bloomers that need to be made before next weekend, which means I will probably be up all night on Thursday and totally collapse on Friday. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
All I can do is to keep trying to be mindful of the “benefit” or “cost” of these behaviors. Thanks for posting everyone, it really helps.REPORT ABUSE