For years now I've been getting in to work well ahead of the start of the day.
And though a lot of folks (specifically senior folks) seem to read that as being highly motivated and overachieving, it comes down to that one simple thing:
I don't want to be late.
I hate being late.
And the later in the day you wait to head in to work, not only does that automatically slide your arrival time to the right, but it also introduces more and more meatbags onto the road.
And yesterday that meant a somewhat large accident.
Right in front of the command.
And it effectively shut down traffic in the area for hours.
It was also the first time in a good long while that I'd not headed in to work at my regular 0500ish time, due to a rather somber task I had to take care of beforehand.
But... yeah. Leave early. Get where you need to be early.
If you run out of things to do? Take a nap.
Because naps are swell.