Why Am I Always Late?

Why Am I Always Late?

Time management is a big problem for people with ADHD and some with PTSD. Everyone is late sometimes, but many with ADD/HD run behind schedule more frequently. They are late to meetings, appointments with friends, picking up the kids, and everything else. They don’t want to be disrespectful or inconsiderate, but what else are you going to think?

People with ADHD don’t intend to be inconsiderate or disrespectful. It’s not an attitude. But because of chronic tardiness, they’re often perceived that way. That mis-perception is one of the reasons why people with ADD/HD have trouble maintaining good relationships with friends, family members, and co-workers.

What It Means to be “On Time”

Adults with ADHD often think they should arrive at the scheduled start of an appointment or meeting, but that won’t work! A rule of thumb says, that you should arrive at least 15 minutes early. That way, if you run into traffic or experience some other delay, there’s a good chance you will still make it on time.

Novotni, M. (2019). It Always Takes More Than “Just Two Minutes [Abstract]. Retrieved April 7, 2019, from https://www.additudemag.com/adult-time-management-tips/?utm_source=eletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=adult_february_2019&utm_content=022619&goal=0_d9446392d6-ed8e9222fc-289929053

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