Do You Have Good Timing? 4 Signs to Look For

Being in the flow of the universe has a tremendous effect on your timing.  When you are going with the flow, everything in your life unfolds easily and beautifully.  So, do you have good timing?

Unfortunately, many of us have been taught to go against the natural flow of the universe, and we’ve learned to view time as something we are chained to and must obey.  Sadly, this has caused many of us to often fall out of the flow of the universe.

Time does not need to be obeyed.  It is an abstract concept that some would even argue doesn’t really exist.  It is very possible that time is simply a creation of our consciousness that allows us to explore the universe in a linear, forward-moving fashion.

To be sure, obsessively  trying to be in a certain place at a certain time is not what will bring you opportunities and successes.  Instead, it is your alignment with the universe that puts you in the right place at the right time.   Therefore, good timing isn’t something you can force, instead it is simply a reflection of being connected to your inner guidance.

With this in mind, here are a few ways to tell if you have good timing and good alignment with the universe.  If your timing isn’t as good as you’d like for it to be, there are a few tips at the end of this article on how to improve it!

1. Good Timing Indicator: Your Schedule

Good timing: 

If you have good timing, you likely see your schedule as more of a guideline than the letter of the law. You are willing to deviate from your schedule when you feel pulled to do so.  Most of the time you are able to keep your schedule, but when timing is bad you are willing to cancel appointments or break a date.

Good timing will allow you to meet most of your obligations, but when things aren’t in the cards you will miss appointments and meetings either intentionally or unintentionally.  For this reason, you might miss an appointment on a day that there is a four-car pileup on the freeway or not attend a party the night a huge fight breaks out. You’ll look back and say “Wow! I’m so lucky I didn’t go to that!”

Finally, with good timing you will find that you usually remember important dates and appointments on your schedule, and you rarely forget anything on your schedule that you really want to remember.

Not-so-good timing:  

If you have not-so-good timing you might see a couple of things.  On one hand, your schedule might be kept meticulously to the letter.  Even when every other sign indicates that you should miss a scheduled activity (perhaps you are sick, the car is broken down or a bad storm is blowing into town) you will make every effort to meet your obligations.  You may feel like a slave to your appointment book.

On the other extreme, you might find that it is impossible for you to keep a schedule at all.  Appointments and important dates are chronically forgotten or missed, and you are unable to be depended on for work or social events.

2. Good Timing Indicator: Showing Up on Time

Good timing: 

You usually arrive exactly when you want to arrive somewhere, no matter what the circumstances.   Even if you leave a little late or early, it usually ends up being a blessing in disguise because the extra time was necessary for some reason.  There might have been some traffic you needed an extra fifteen minutes for, or perhaps the wedding was moved back a half hour and you luckily just happened to be late.

For work, you’re probably always right on time.  Perhaps for parties, you always show up at the perfect “fashionably late” time, not being the first to arrive but coming at a socially appropriate time when a good number of people have already arrived and the food and drinks are flowing.

Not-so-good timing: 

You are either usually uncomfortably early or chronically late (beyond “fashionably late”).  No matter how early you get ready or how prepared you try to be you just can’t seem to get where you want to be at the time you want to be there.

3. Good Timing Indicator: Using Clocks, Watches and Alarms

Good timing: 

People with good timing really don’t need clocks, watches and alarms too frequently.  They either “just know” when it’s time to do something or they receive some other guidance from the universe letting them know when it’s time to call their boss, head out to work or leave the party.

Some people with especially good timing will wake up without an alarm clock each morning, or they can simply sense what time it is on demand. People with good timing are also more likely to look at he clock when repeating numbers appear (like 11:11, 2:22 or 3:33).

Not-so-good timing: 

You rely heavily on watches, clocks and alarms to get you up in the morning, get to work and meet all of your appointments.  Without watches, clocks and alarms you would be completely lost.

You might also experience frequent clock and watch malfunctions that keep you from knowing the correct time (i.e., you missed the daylight savings change, the power has gone out in the middle of the night and the clock is blinking, or the battery in your watch has stalled out).

4. Good Timing Indicator: Opportunities

Good timing: 

Opportunities come to you at the right time, easily and effortlessly.  If you are looking for a job, suddenly a job will appear.  If you need money, money will miraculously find its way to you.  You don’t have to work too hard to be in the right place at the right time to get what you want and need.

Not-so-good timing: 

You either miss opportunities or you force opportunities. On one hand, you may consistently experience the feeling that you let the girl get away, had a job slip through your fingers or that you miss all of the fun stuff.

On the other end, you may be vigilant to make opportunities come to you.  You pursue the girl , the job and the fun relentlessly. If you make extreme efforts to chase down the things you want, you may find opportunities that you are looking for, but it often requires a great deal of work on your part.

Do You Want to Improve Your Timing? 

If you’re like most of us, your timing is “ok,” or “hit or miss.”  Some days you might be on, while others you might be off.  If this is the case for you, or if you have fairly poor timing, there are a few things you can do to improve your timing and get into the flow of the universe more frequently.

The first thing you can do to get better timing is simply to ask for it!  Ask the universe to remind you when it’s time to leave for work, or ask to be woken up at specific time.  Simply setting your intentions for good timing will help align you with your inner clock.

Another thing you can do is have a system for making timing decisions.  For example, if you want to know if it’s a good time to ask your boss for a raise you could simply flip a coin.  Using a random chance event like a coin toss will get you in the habit of asking for and receiving timing guidance from the universe.

Just be sure that you consistently follow the advice that you get, and that you only ask once!  When we don’t trust the advice that we are given we will attract untrustworthy advice.  For this strategy to work and to develop strong communication with your intuition, you must be willing to take the advice.

As you can see, good timing is really about listening to and trusting in the guidance of the universe.  With this knowledge and a little bit of practice, anyone can develop better timing.

So how is your timing? Comment below and let me know!

Did you like this article about good timing? Find more information on how to go with the flow of the universe on my blog or Facebook page!  You can also find me on Twitter (@Vibration1111) or Instagram (@andrea.11.11).


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  • Louis B
    Posted March 25, 2015 10:37 pm 0Likes

    Great timing, Andrea! I was just speaking with someone about timing that I personally had improved in recent months. And then, to see your blog topic? Uncanny… or rather, well-timed attraction.

  • Angela
    Posted March 26, 2015 2:08 am 0Likes

    My timing is fairly good. I wake naturally for work. I am fashionably late.

    Would love to use the time to organise my working day. Complete all my tasks in the time I have.

    Thank you for this article.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted March 26, 2015 10:19 am 0Likes

    nice synchronicity! love to hear it 🙂

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted March 26, 2015 10:20 am 0Likes

    Thanks Angela! Glad to hear about your good timing. I hope these strategies help you at work as well!

  • Aaron Huang
    Posted May 10, 2019 1:07 am 0Likes

    lately I have been noticing allot of timely manner events happening in my day to day… and that brought me hear to your article youve blogged. Now I understand a little bit of why and how the universe works. Thank you 😀

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