Does the thought of meeting deadline scare you till death? Does it bring a chill down your spine? Deadline, the word itself says it’s deadly, so you are not wrong if it makes you feel scared. In real term, deadline means the ultimate date or last date of meeting a project or assignment at hand. It’s a realistic approach towards meeting work at hand within the stipulated time frame. Don’t get bogged down by the deadline, rather respect it and know how to meet it effectively.
Here are some tips about meeting deadlines without being under its pressure.
Don’t get under stress
Don’t get under the stress of deadline, it’s fatal. Take it easy, as a date by which you have to submit your work not your life. It’s not a matter of ‘do or die’ situation, but a professional commitment by which a responsible professional finishes his work to make the whole working process easier.
Work from the beginning
Many of us have the habit of working in the last moment to meet a given deadline. Make it a practice to work right from the beginning; the moment work is assigned to you. Balanced work throughout will ease work pressure and deadline trauma. It will help you to finish work before time, re-check work for further changes or improvisation, present work on time with a pleasant mood, ensuring flawless work and appreciation.
Plan and divide work into phases
Plan your work in advance; divide it into parts like work to be completed in a day, a week, a month. Make your own deadline of work, scheduled for each day. It will set your goal to be accomplished each day. Make sure you accomplish each day’s work. Advance planning and division of work will keep you focused and help you easily accomplish the final goal.
Create a deadline for yourself
Create a deadline for yourself, a personal deadline to ascertain you finish the given work before assigned deadline. Keep a false deadline for yourself a day or two in advance of the actual deadline. Make sure you adhere to it. It will ease your tension and you will easily catch up with work.
Treat yourself when you do it
When you meet a deadline on time, treat yourself with something your favorite. Do it every time. Whatever you wish to buy or experience or eat – just indulge yourself. It will keep you motivated.