How long does it take to make your kids’ lunch? How long to get dressed? What about your daily commute or your time at the grocery store? Write them down, and then see if you’re being honest about your time. DeLonzor explains a good first step is writing down your daily habits and then estimating how long you think it takes you to do each one–then spend a week or so writing down how long each thing actually takes. “Late people tend to engage in magical thinking,” she says, meaning they think a task only takes a few minutes, when in reality it takes a lot longer on average.