It is often said that, Punctuality is the sole of business, what that means is that anyone who desires to succeed in life must embrace punctuality. As a student, you must model this now that you are young so that when you grow, it would have been the best habit you have built.

As a young student, one thing I did the most was to get to school late and that was because I didn’t follow the principles of punctuality. Life is governed by principles and being aware of this principles and consequently following this principles makes all the difference.

If you are an unrepentant late comer in school and you have been defined by this by your colleagues, your teachers or even the school authority, then you must read this.

Be aware of the quantity of sleep you need: Doctors often recommend that those between 5-9 years old need 10-11 hours of sleep per night, and those between 10-18 years old need 8½-9½ hours of sleep per night. Knowing this will guide you on the best time you should sleep.

Set a time to sleep: Now that you know the quantity of sleep you should have, you should further decide on the best time for you to sleep, like Wiki illustrated, For example, say school starts at 8 a.m., and you need to leave the house by 7:30 a.m. Let’s also say it takes you an hour to eat breakfast and to get ready. If you need 9 hours of sleep, then you will need to get up at 6:30 a.m. and be asleep by 9:30 p.m.

Make adequate preparations every night:  You might need to place the items which you need for school in your school bag before going to bed. You might also need to iron your clothes and polish your shoes etc before bedtime so that you wouldn’t do those same things in the morning and get late to school.

Don’t engage in strenuous exercise before bed: According to an expert, when you exercise vigorously, your body temperature goes up, and it takes several hours for it to drop to normal levels again. Because lower body temperature is needed for better sleep, don’t exercise for 3-4 hours before going to sleep.

Do away with your gadgets: Always ensure to turn off the TV, and put away your cell phones, computers and tablets once you’re in bed. When you continue to operate your gadgets, they trick you to think that it’s still day time so you don’t get to go to bed on time.

Take dinner hours before bedtime: If you take dinner early before bed time, it would have been able to digest properly and as such will not hamper your smooth sleep either through constipation or other means possible. It is good to take nutritious and well-balanced meal instead of junks; it helps the overall functionality of your body.

Wake up on time: You can utilise your phones to set alarms to get you to wake up on time or inform your parents or the elderly people in your house to wake you very early so you don’t go late to school. If you do this, and other principles listed above, you would become more punctual at school.