Nobody loves being late in fact, this is one of the reasons why we primarily went to school – to practice active attendance and to avoid tardiness. But who knew that Science had a different thing in mind? According to a recent study, people who are always late tend to live longer and become more successful than those who allot an hour or two before they clock in – well that, we didn’t know.
The latecomers are hard-wired to be more optimistic and less-stressed.
People who are always late tend to be less-stressed and they tend to think outside the box a little more often. With this, health benefits are lined up and all these things lead to one solid point – success.
Being late is intensely linked to optimism
Imagine someone who never cares about being late – do you notice that even though they’re late, they’re still able to accomplish and deliver their tasks on time? Even better – earlier than you? There’s a book called Never be late again – this was written by Diana DeLonzo and in there she mentioned, “Many late people tend to be both optimistic and unrealistic, she said, and this affects their perception of time. They really believe they can go for a run, pick up their clothes at the dry cleaners, buy groceries and drop off the kids at school in an hour.”
This is also linked to being lazy
Bill Gates, the richest man in our world today, said a statement along the lines of “I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job. Why? Because he’ll find an easy way to do it.” Well, who knew that being lazy is not such a bad thing after all? – If you can deliver.
Aside from this, they are also multi-taskers
These people lose all sense of time and have their own version of it which makes them remarkable. In a study proctored by Jeff Conte, a psychology professor associate at San Diego State University, they categorized two (2) types of people as Type A (Competitive and Impatient); and Type B (Relaxed, Creative) – of which of course the late people fall into the B category. They asked people in both groups to guess how much time has passed after a minute. People from the A group answered 58 seconds whereas in the B group said 77 seconds. This is a literal instance that relaxed people perceive time longer than it really is.
They tend to compress everything they do in their own time and does not care how others see it as long as they deliver.
If spontaneity is the movie, they’re the protagonists
Laid-back people won’t care about the reservations, the prepared trips, the booking of flights, etc. They tend to believe in the spirit of spontaneity and they get creative from there.
BUT, they are bad with money
As being relaxed and careless, they also tend to disregard their future by cutting off savings for the “now” moment. In a statement from an excerpt of Alfie Kohn in in Psychology today points that Ppople who are late, but genuinely don’t mean to be – the ones who want to be considerate, often live in the moment and find it hard to save for the future. This is the negative thing relaxed people need to change.
According to cardiologists, people who are always late are less likely to experience heart-related diseases
With their fun and chill lifestyle, they really treat stress as words that come in from the right ear and come out from the left one. The Internal Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology made a study that pinpointed to the fact that the A type of people are more likely to be in high risk for coronary diseases because of the stress levels and over-thinking. That leaves the B type of persons are likely to stray away from diseases related to stress and anxiety.
So if you’ve seen yourself in the latter type of persons, don’t judge yourself or feel bad because being late is more than actually what you think it is.