People Who Are Always Late Live Longer, Science Claims
No one likes being late, but some people just can’t manage to be on time. And even though chronic lateness is considered a bad trait, apparently, there is an upside to it. According to a new study by experts at Harvard, being late might actually be good for your health.
We at Bright Side wanted to share the good news with those of us who struggle with tardiness, and let everyone know that running late isn’t such a bad habit after all.
People who are late are less stressed out.
Those that are chronically late are perceived as less responsible than those who aren’t, but the good side of being late is that you’ll probably live longer. The reason why is explained by the experts at Harvard Medical School who state that people who are running late all the time are more likely to be more relaxed in life than those who are always on time.
Chronically late people don’t allow things like deadlines or time crunches to dictate their mood, and as a result, they feel less stressed out. Unlike people who are always on time, tardy people don’t allow time to stress them out. As a result, these people have fewer chances of suffering from stress-related health issues, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular diseases.
People who are late are happier.
Being late is also associated with optimism and higher levels of enthusiasm. That’s because people who are running late often think that they can cross off an entire to-do list of errands, workouts, or whatever else, and still manage to get to their appointment on time. Even though their time estimates are often wrong, their optimistic outlook on life has some really important long-term benefits.
As the Harvard study suggests, optimistic people are happier overall since they always find a way to look at the bright side of life (pun intended). And, according to experts, having a positive attitude toward life can also improve your health and allow you to live longer, since optimism is suggested to protect the heart and aid circulation.
People who are late are smarter.
Being late is an indicator of higher intelligence. A study that was run by psychologist Jeff Conte suggests that people who are always late tend to multi-task, which indicates that they may be better at problem-solving when faced with a challenge.
Chronically late people are also capable of coming up with good solutions faster because they’re more used to thinking on their feet and always seem to face deadlines. This makes them more productive than people who always strive to get somewhere on time.
People who are late live longer.
To sum it up, those who are always late are less stressed out, they are happier, and it seems that they are smarter. And given that those who are more relaxed are less likely to suffer from stress-related illnesses, it seems that running late helps you live longer, so don’t give yourself a hard time next time you are late to something.
That being said, always being late is not encouraged, and people who are always running late should really work on improving this habit, but it’s good to know that there is an upside to tardiness.
What are your thoughts about the benefits of being late? Do you think that we should embrace lateness or should we aim to become more punctual? Tell us what you think in the comment section.
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