Budget Extra Time for Everything Even if you think it only takes you 10 minutes to shower and get dressed (ha! it never does!) give yourself more time than you think you need. Start training your mind to allow extra time to do your tasks, so that you don’t feel as rushed and you don’t end up running behind schedule. After all, once you are late for one commitment it’s a slippery slope and it can be really hard to catch up. You can get others on board with this plan too—tell your husband to give you a departure time a few minutes earlier than you really need to be out the door, so even if you are a few minutes behind schedule, you still won’t be late.