Are you that friend that is always late for everything? Do you find yourself always trying to apologize for your tardiness? Well, there is some good news for you, because, according to science, you being perennially late only means that you are on the right path to a long and successful life.
According to research, people who are always running late are very chill and do not get too stressed out about deadlines and the likes. Chronic stress is one of the leading cause, or otherwise risk factor for many conditions and diseases. Scientists have proved a connection between stress and depression, heart disease, excessive weight gain, and sleep disorders among others. If you are unaffected by stress, you can definitely look forward to a healthier life that you will enjoy for a longer time.
Stress affects not just physical health, but also the mental. Because people who are always late don’t get easily stressed, they always have better mental acuity, which is a crucial element for success at work. With a relaxed mind, late people are able to quickly think on their feet and are better problem-solvers. Their solutions are long-term and not just for the here and now, and that is because they always look at the bigger picture. Being good at problem-solving can only mean greater success.
Studies have also shown a correlation between lateness and optimism. One of the reasons you are always late may be that you honestly think that you can do it all, and do it in time. Need to drop the kids off at school, get to the gym for your workout, go grocery shopping and do whatever else in just a couple of hours? Although being able to get it all done is more often than not very unlikely, there is no problem in thinking that you can do it. This positive outlook and the enthusiasm that comes with it when brought into your work life can only mean greater success for you because you will always exert yourself fully and push yourself to do better.
According to a study conducted in 2003 by Jeff Conte, a psychologist at San Diego State University, people who are always late perceive time to be longer than it actually is. Such people will have no problem multitasking and will become so engrossed in whatever activity they pick up that they will completely lose track of time. If something needs doing, they will get into the zone, and completely lose themselves in it until it is finally done. It’s said that if something is worth doing, then it is worth doing well. The kind of dedication you can expect from late people will guarantee that things get done well always.
Waiting for someone who is always late is very frustrating, to say the least. However, the bottom line is that, for people whose tardiness is advertent, then it may not be the worst thing. Cut that friend who is always late some slack and wish them Godspeed, because, their tardiness is just an indicator of the long and successful life they can look forward to enjoying.