The Happiness Project

A chronicle of my attempts to test-drive every tip, principle and scientific study that promotes happiness

Why Am I Always Late?

Do you battle the problem of chronic tardiness?

2012 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2012 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2012 a happier year -- and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- welcome! Each week, I post a video about some Pigeon of Discontent raised by a reader. Because, as much as we try to find the Bluebird of Happiness, we're also plagued by the Pigeons of Discontent.

This week's Pigeon of Discontent, suggested by a reader, is: "Why am I always late?"

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If you want to read more about this resolution, check out…
Are you always late? 7 tips to arrive on time.
7 tips if you're chronically late.
Problem with procrastination? Try this: do nothing.

Do you battle the problem of chronic tardiness? Have you found ways to make sure you get yourself places on time?

I hope you enjoy the new format. It's still evolving, so bear with me while it's taking shape.

You can post your own Pigeon of Discontent at any time; also, from time to time, I'll make a special call for suggestions.

If you're new, jump in right now, sign up here. Studies suggest that by taking action, like signing up for this challenge, will help you keep your resolutions. For the 2012 Challenge, each week I'll post a video for you to consider, and you can check out the archives of videos here.

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Gretchen Rubin is the author of The Happiness Project, a book and a blog about her adventures learning to be happier.

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