Are you one of those people who are always late, even though you are the best at your success?
It's so hard. You go 15 minutes before you leave – one hour in advance if you have small children! – and you try so hard to resist the trend. But then you look at the clock and eventually realize that you'll still be five minutes behind you. What gives?
Well, get ready to have some fun. We found some studies and articles (you know, "science") that suggest that chronically late people tend to see the glass half full and that they actually have better health ̵
This is the general idea: if you often run too late, it is because you are optimistic. You are firmly convinced that you can arrive at your destination on time, that you can complete your tasks for the day and that you can get everything working. Maybe you just are not the kind of person who gets stressed out by such things, or you have no concerns about deadlines. See? You are not irresponsible. You are optimistic Optimism is good for you. And here begins a survey.
"Optimism helps people cope with illnesses and (even) recover from surgery," the Harvard article said. "Even more impressive is the impact of positive outlook on overall health and longevity. Research shows us that an optimistic outlook at the beginning of life can predict better health and a lower mortality rate during the follow-up periods of 15 to 40 years. "
Whoa! 15 to 40 years – that's remarkable!
Optimism may in turn lead to lower blood pressure, better cardiovascular health, less stroke and lower depression. All these factors lead to a longer and healthier life.
Another study says that eternally late arrivals are more multitaskers – which is not a bad thing either.
"A study conducted in 2003 by Jeff Conte of San Diego State University found that those who preferred multitasking or polychronicity preferred 181 subway operators in New York City to come to work more often," he said ScienceAlert.com wrote.
To be late for work – that's not great. But it makes sense: The story goes on to say that when you're multitasking you do not always know everything else around you, such as: For example, the clock.
We certainly do not advocate that you turn off the clock or continue these bad habits if you can help him. But hey, it's just like some people – and if you're late, you're optimistic and you're a multitasker. Maybe there are worse things in the world.
A recent Inc.com story: "Why chronically late people are actually more successful," affirms that this is an optimistic group of people who are mesmerized by everything and can quickly find solutions. All the best again!
The next time someone complains about your speed or lack, tell him the news: "It's good for you, have not you heard?"
h / t Scary Mommy
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