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LATE is an acronym for “Late Arrival
‘LATE’ can be used as an abbreviation for many different things; we use it to inform someone of our status, i.e. I am late for work (I should get there by noon). We also use it when we are talking about tasks or events.
However, what if you were discussing something more with one another such as feelings? There is only one time that refers to emotions and that is when you are waiting around for someone else to arrive at your destination.
When you are anticipating something emotional happening between you and someone else, you refer to this as being in a state of ‘late’. It has nothing to do with arriving anywhere early, but everything to do with your current situation.
You could be sitting around thinking about how much you want to tell someone, etc. Don’t worry though, because you have somewhere you need to be.
Get up and go home instead so you can feel relaxed and refreshed. Then, once you get back, talk about what happened the previous day with your partner/family/friend. Let them know why you were earlier than ever before.
LATE is a behavior
One definition of late is “not in control of your activities”. We all have days when everything seems to be running our way, but there are times in everyone’s life where things come up, and we aren’t at our best state.
That’s why it’s important to recognize those days and how to get back in control.
The first step is to realize you are not the only one who has this feeling.
Everyone feels like they are going out or performing well below their usual standards some time after time.
What sets people apart from each other is how they respond to these feelings and what they do about them.
How do you deal with a lack of confidence level? How focused are you during a situation? Do you drink alcohol to try and feel less anxious or ” low-keyed”? These are all signs of needing to go to bed, give yourself a rest, and wake up later.
Getting more sleep helps reset your mood, balance out stress, and gives you energy for the day ahead. Also, exercising can help take your mind off of any bad experiences or situations you may have had today.
Keeping a journal also helps. When you write down thoughts that you’re too tired to think about tomorrow, you keep your head away from the window and possible future threats.
LATE is a mindset
The word “late” comes from the Old English language. For example, it can mean to be absent-mindedly lax or slack in manner or incomplete.
But the power of the idea of late runs deeper than that.
In his bookThe Now Habit: Build Healthy Habits And Eradicate Unproductive Behaviors, psychologist David Bailey notes that our minds are predisposed to view things as early vs. later, good vs. bad, right vs. left brain.
He says we respond more readily to situations where they exist now (the earlier time frame) and will exist soon (the future). We feel pressure to perform and get results today because people are judged and rated according to their achievements.
Bailey explains this instinct even has a name: the urgent threat response. It happens when our brains perceive a danger that needs to be addressed immediately.
When you say something is the emergency of tomorrow, it feels like it should be an issue today. You feel pressured to act because there isn’t time to think about it.
That sense of urgency drives us to do things we might normally want to delay. Think about spending money on a new car, going to medical school, or taking up yoga classes. All seem helpful at first, but what if I needed my next paycheck for food supplies or prescription medicine? They would be delays.
It’s hard to make
Be late for work
It’s one of the biggest reasons people are fined by employers. I make it a habit to be on time; I even put my phone down when I really have to do something.
It takes stress out of getting there. And once you get into a routine, things start running more efficiently. Which saves money! –Shannon
I used to be very busy and important, so being early was vital. But now that I’m not someone else, I am making every effort to be at my desk by 10am.
And as soon as I can, I switch off and go home. You know what they say about being rich — other peoples’ problems disappear. So if you’re wealthy, lucky enough to have a job where you’re in charge, why not ask your boss how you could better use your time?
——Marketing has always been appealing to me, but working as an assistant manager at a shopping centre showed me just how much thought went into marketing products.
You don’t need to run a huge business to achieve success. Even with just a little bit of income, you can live a spectacular life.
So next time you feel compelled to spend, consider saving yourself some money and enjoying this world we’ve got. Believe me, after spending too many days wallowing in misery and boredom, life does become wonderful again.
Be late for a meeting
It is very rude to be late for a meeting. There are few things more annoying than waiting for someone else who is later.
It is best to call or text people to let them know you are going to be late. If you need extra time, say that you feel ill or have something sick in your stomach.
Being late costs money too. When you are rushing, you make mistakes. You end up being late often because you were busy doing other things while trying to get everything done.
If you find yourself being tardy, one of the tools you can use to help correct this habit is by getting some flash lights. The way they work is there is a clock right next to me at all times. I also have a set of alarms set so I hear them every hour.
Every time I hit an alarm, I take a deep breath and then I tell myself that I will go to sleep at a reasonable time. Then we wake up the kids and start our day.
By having these flashes throughout the day, my body has come to associate waking up with getting ready for the day. As I’m sitting here writing this, I can see from the time stamp what around 10am).
I woke up about 10am and I’ve been awake for over an hour. So already I feel more alert and comfortable sleeping in compared to how I felt before.
Buying coffee was easier
Be late for a birthday
This can be difficult, but we’ve all done it. We wake up feeling like we have to get everything done right away, so we start rushing everywhere. Before you know it, hours have passed and you are still sticking around home doing nothing.
It is important to give yourself some time to relax after getting out of work or school. If you always feel behind-clockwork, you will begin to suffer from stress, anxiety, and even depression.
Your body has a natural clock that controls how our bodies function, including mental functions. When we are running down people in the workplace, we are not focusing properly. When we are running off to meet someone about something when we should been doing this all night, we are being less productive during the day.
We need time to unwind and focus on what is going on at work. Otherwise, we will stay alert and focused on task, which takes a toll on our health as well as our relationships.
Be late for a movie or show
It is very important to be on time as this shows that you are responsible and care about your commitments. Even if you are running late, don’t start talking about it until you get there. Let someone else make the decision of waiting for what feels like an eternity.
Once you get inside, pay attention to how long it takes before anyone notices your presence. If people have talked about you being late, they may have already noticed. If not, then no problem you just had something come up.
The worst situation to be in when everyone has started looking at you is when you are naked! Put some clothes on and quickly lose any sense of priority you have worked hard to establish.
To say sorry right away makes things easier in situations where someone could easily blame you for being late. A simple apology can change everything. Try saying “I am so glad to meet you. I want to take this opportunity to say I am really sorry…” Always try to avoid wasting time with excuses such as “it was because of traffic” or “my phone ran out of battery”.
These kinds of responses will definitely win you friends who think you are stupid. For once, you are getting blamed for these things. But more importantly, you are showing your humility by admitting your mistakes instead of putting off all responsibilities.
LATE is a verb
We often think of “LATE” as an adjective, meaning someone who is late is described as being late, but Lucille Royds, author of The Big Book Of Late Thoughts, suggests that it is a noun with all five letters in alphabetical order.
She notes it can be used as a verb, which has even more chances to use this word. She quotes Spanish poet Jalón as saying, “I am late because I have been early.” He then goes on to explain how he feels there are only two times when being early is acceptable:
When you are late for work or school, they were already waiting for you; When you come home after a long day at work and you find your loved one ready to greet you, giving you a big smile and a hot meal will make you feel great.
But what about other activities such as going to class, buying groceries, or meeting friends for dinner? These are not work or school related assignments, but behaviors that we engage in as humans looking for meaningful experiences.
Being late means something different depending on the situation, and taking some time to consider why others might be holding you accountable for your actions.
LATE is a state of mind
People who suffer from depression or anxiety have a different way of thinking than someone without these disorders. For them, everything seems to be happening at the same time. They can’t separate what they are doing from where they want to be in life. This makes them feel constantly stressed out and unable to focus on anything properly.
These people think there is too much chaos in their lives and that it will all come crashing down around them. Because of this, they don’t participate in things like sports or entertainment activities because they don’t feel able to handle it.
Many try to harden themselves against anxiety and stress. But sometimes we need something more inside us to help us get through situations.
Getting outside helps you manage your emotions and self-soothe. Plus, being engaged with nature has other benefits for health and happiness.
We spend far more time indoors today then out. Addressing isolated feelings through various apps has been linked over recent years.