Professional Organizing Tips and Resources.
To be 'on-time' more often try to determine your 'Target Arrival Time' first.
To determine this you'll need to figure out what is latest time you could arrive, (without feeling stressed), and the earliest possible time you want arrive, (That wouldn't leave you waiting an unbearable amount of time). The time in-between will be your 'Target Arrival time'.
Determine how long it 'really' takes to get where you are going, so you don't miss your target and end up late.
Be sure to factor in time to warm up car or park it, etc. Use this information to schedule your departure time. (Recommend adding 15 minutes to your estimated travel time for transitional activities)
When attending a lecture or workshop try sitting at the front of the room where you can resist more distractions.
Focus on the instructor, listen and take good notes. Immediately afterwards, review your notes. (Forgetting is greatest within 24 hours without review)
Ask questions to clarify things and engage with others.
By showing outward interest and listening you can self-motivate and the dialogue may help you remember things later on.
Take good notes by noting dates, headings of topics, names, actions and due dates as applicable.
When taking notes first record thoughts, then cut the clutter and circle the best points. Review those points and reflect on outcomes, then review again.
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