Arriving late in your dream usually symbolizes your anxiety or stress related to time management or lack of it in your waking life. It usually is an indication to how you are losing control on certain situations in your awake life or if you are struggling to make an important decision that may alter your life.
The discipline of “On Time” and the value of it is taught to us across all ages, races and societies. It is rude to keep someone waiting or not reaching the committed time. This quality puts a lot of pressure on every individual; and down the line it becomes too frustrating, some people start to worry or develop guilt in order to meet up with expectations. A simple logic to getting late could be unable to manage your routine or you are overloaded with too many tasks that it is harder for you to handle. Hence, if you visualize you are being late to work or school in your dream, suggests that your subconscious is nudging you to take control of your awake life now.
Being late in your dream may also imply the fear of missing out on important opportunities in your awake life. It is your subconscious mind reminding you to prioritize your tasks, work on the issues that need utmost importance. It could be your family that needs your time or situation at work that demands you to perform higher than your usual. When you get this dream, observe your waking life where you may be stressed of missing on an important opportunity.
Missing a flight or any other kind of transport is another common dream, revealing frustration over missing important opportunities in life. These dreams are most common when you’re struggling to make a big decision, or are overwhelmed and taking on too much.