#BestYearEver: Be More Punctual

How to always be on time, plus shop the best new watches for her and him

No more excuses! Being on time matters, so break that old habit of being late. No one likes waiting around for people and even worse, showing up for a job interview late can be a dealbreaker. If you’re one of those people who’s late to everything, flip your priorities upside down this year and start being on time. Not only will you feel less stressed, you won’t have to apologize or make up silly reasons for running behind. People will also start to trust you more and actually rely on you. So, what are you waiting for?

In order to start working towards a more punctual you, we’ve put together six helpful tips. From thinking ahead to surrounding yourself with more timepieces, scroll down to see how to be on time every time.

1. Think ahead. Plane everything the night before. Have your outfit ready, meals packed, gas tank full, emails answered and keys in a safe place with the rest of your belongings. The only thing you should be worrying about in the morning is getting ready and yourself out the door (on time).

Don’t hit snooze.

2. Don’t hit snooze. As warm and cozy as all of our beds are, get up the first time you hear your alarm go off. Not only will you feel more rested and have more energy when you get out of bed immediately, you also won’t have to rush around getting ready.

3. Anticipate delays. Things always seem to happen when you least expect it. Plan for the worst. Traffic isn’t an excuse, nor is a problem with your transportation. Think ahead and leave enough time for any delays you may experience.

Play a trick on yourself and set your clocks a little fast - five minutes will do.

4. Set your clocks ahead of time. Play a trick on yourself and set your clocks a little fast - five minutes will do. That way when you look to your clocks for reference, you count them as real-time and get to your destination early. 

5. Always plan on being 15 minutes early. This applies especially to an interview or an appointment. Being late to interview is a big no-no and showing up to an appointment late can set back their office’s schedule for the rest of the day. Be considerate and everyone will be happy, including you. 

6. Surround yourself with timepieces. In a world where everyone typically checks their cellphone for the time, having more timepieces around you is the constant reminder you need. Set up a a few new clocks around the house and most importantly wear a watch!

Shop Watches for Her

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Moneypenny Metallic

Classic St. Andrews

ASOS Large Face Slim Strap Watch

ASOS Clean Midi Dial Watch

Novelty Metro Watch

Baker Analog Watch with Leather Strap, Golden/Black

Rumba Delancey Snow Patrol Watch

Mint Pastel Leather Quartz Wristwatch

La Mer Odyssey Wrap Watch

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Shop Watches for Him


No. 1 Watch in White

Stainless Steel Chronograph Watch

Barbour International Black Leather Strap Watch

Michael Kors MK8288 Watch Mercer Black Leather Strap

‘Fergus’ Leather Strap Watch, 42mm

M12 Stainless on Leather Watch

St. Andrews 40mm Watch with Brown Leather Band

Vallelunga Watch

No. 1 Leather Strap Watch

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