Do not you like people who are always late? And if this attitude was the secret of a long and beautiful life?
It's the eternal ritornello ... The time has come to leave, but we're just starting to get ready. Or there is this last detail to pay, the keys forgotten, the phone we are looking for everywhere ... Yet we had put our alarm clock on time and we thought to be LARGES But the minutes get cluttered become half-hours and we that's way late. Hardly time to jump in transport and write an SMS excuse, that must be put to the evidence and accept the reality: here we are once again late.
Frustrating habit for those who experience it, recurring mania for others, being constantly late reveals traits of personality, but not that. Researchers at Harvard Medical School have looked into the question and the result of their study is without appeal. Not only do late people live happier, but also longer.
Knowing that stress has a negative impact on health, people who are late would be less subject to "pressure, less affected by deadlines and much more relaxed". And this observation is also physically explained: "their blood pressure is lower, they have much less risk of heart attack and therefore a better cardiovascular health. Their rate of depression would also be lower, which would contribute to a longer life.
Delay: the key to success?
In her book "Never Late Again" Diana DeLonzor highlights two factors: late people tend to be "optimistic and unrealistic". As a result, they are convinced that they can accumulate everything over a very short time without realizing that it is unfeasible. Being optimistic carries them, even though time and action prove that there is little chance of reconciling everything. Researchers at Harvard Medical School say, "Research shows that optimistic attitudes early in life can predict better health and lower mortality rates."
Moreover, there is also a correlation between delay and perfection. Thus, people who are late are often more perfectionists than average. Passionate, they spend more time doing things and ... this is simply because the notion of time is different from others. To prove it, the researchers analyzed the notion of time of two samples of people. Group A - ambitious and organized - group B - relaxed and creative. They launched a stopwatch of one minute without indicating the duration. At the end, they asked each group to guess the time elapsed. The study showed that group A averaged 58 seconds, while group B averaged 77 seconds. QED ... The delay is not intentional.