This may be the best holiday ever created. Be Late For Something Day, celebrated on September 5th. Whether you are punctual or procrastinate leaving until the very last moment, taking time to reflect on this day is enlightening.
Time is money. Though this might be true, time also has the ability to control nearly every facet of life. With the hustle and bustle of today’s society, time is of the essence. Worrying about time is a big stressor and deserves attention.
So, today, try and take a moment and accept being late. Accept imperfection and allow yourself to be at peace with this decision. Although you may not want to be late to an interview or meeting with the boss, arriving late to one destination will free you of the constraints of time. Opening your mind and releasing meaning, frees you of constraints you may not realized existed.
Once you have accepted your lateness, reflect on your experience. How can this mentality be applied to other aspects in your life. Hopefully you can see how you can be both responsible and less consumed with worry.
Happy Be Late For Something Day!
Kaitlin Polnik is a junior at Rutgers University studying journalism and environmental policy. She hopes to become an active participant in preserving the environment and working towards a sustainable future. In her spare time she enjoys running, writing, and spending time with her family.