It's Monday and you have a 9:00 o'clock meeting at work.
Most of us have this problem of getting up early specially on Monday. The worst part of it is we are faced with endless trouble from the alarm clock not working to missing socks, rush hour traffic, busted office elevator and all the things you wanted to avoid when you have a schedule to meet. As they say you woke up at the wrong side of the bed.
So ask yourself "why am I always rushing and late?"
There is a solution to this. As the great thinkers say "the solution is in the problem." The problem is you are late thus the solution should be don't be late. Yes it sounds so simple yet it is a very impossible task to do. One way to look at it is to breakdown reason why you are late or what causes you to be late. And to look at in in a broader perspective the end result of being late is actually an accumulated actions which are actually avoidable. By that I mean when you are able to avoid a prior cause of your being late you should have not committed or have fallen to another reason why you are late.
Let's say you have this scenario.
You are a single girl leaving in a apartment by yourself and your work is in the next town that is why you have to take a jeepney-train-jeepney ride to get to your work. Also your work requires you to be in a formal attire and be at the office at exactly 8:30 to prepare for a presentation.
In order to avoid delays and being late you got to look at the actions you do and figure out which could be modified in order to make more time thus avoiding rushing and lesser stress. At times you got to further breakdown an action and you will find the faulty step which you could actually take out.
Looking back at the situation you can cut time preparing in the morning by preparing the night before. Why not pick your clothes for tomorrow the night before so that you don't waste time looking for one or even mix and matching. Put them in one hanger and hang them in the very first section so that you would easily pull it out the next day. Since your route requires you to transfer why not get up early so that you can be on the road earlier avoiding crowded jeepney or train and not spending much time in the line. If you are earlier in your office you get to still go to your desk or work station and get a sip of a cup of coffee or stretch your legs thus relaxing you before your presentation.
A simple looking back at what your day-to-day process helps you determine how to make it better thus giving you less stress.
Plan ahead. It is always wiser to have things ready and have also a plan b in case something goes wrong.