This is due to the fact that we consider deadlines
deadlines they always put us in tension. It is a reality
which affects us all and which, on several occasions, we must necessarily face.
Some react positively to the deadlines set while others
they get overwhelmed by stress.
as a threat that forces us to work in a hurry and make decisions
reckless that we may later regret. Anyway, actually the
deadlines can also turn into productivity allies. Indeed, there
they are people for whom the set dates are an incentive that allows
them to be more effective, engage more at work and get better
results in the shortest possible time. A
deadline two ways to deal with it
A Expiration date
it doesn't have to be stressful, actually we can
take advantage of this little adrenaline rush and let it play ours
favor. For example, let's say your boss just set a date
deadline for a project you have already been working on for a few days. TO
at this point you have two options: to be assailed by fear and doubts or, to take advantage
an opportunity to test your skills. If you allow stress to affect you, you will be incapable
to generate new ideas, to organize the work properly and probably
you will suffer from headaches and you will often be in a bad mood. On the contrary, if
accept that this situation generates eustress
(positive stress), you will find yourself filled with energy that will help you finish the
project on time. As
turning expiration dates into a positive stimulus
The phrase: “everything
it depends on the lens with which you look "has never been so adequate.
In reality, just eliminate the negative stereotypes about deadlines
pre-established, something like unplug from the disadvantages to connect
to the benefits that generate the set deadlines. The first benefit that an expiration date brings is
to determine the start date of the project. This represents a
incentive for those who have the habit of leaving everything for the last hour. There are some very simple and easy tricks to
apply that will allow you to manage expiration dates without stressing yourself
Divide the project into phases and establish yourself one
deadline date for completing each of them. So you will hear that
you are moving forward and you will not panic. This yes; remember to
leave a margin for any kind of unexpected. 2.
Determine what the most important steps are which you cannot postpone
during the implementation of the project and eliminate all distractions. 3.
Leave a space to relax. Normally when there
we are faced with a fixed expiration date, instead of eliminating the
distractions (such as the habit of being constantly connected to social networks)
we just stop going to the gym, exercising and sleeping
less. In reality, these activities are important because they serve to rest
our brain, allow the body to get rid of the accumulated tension
during the day and, with a little luck, they are an empowering stimulus
the creativity. 4.
Take advantage of the times of the day when you are most productive to
dedicate them to activities that fall within the set deadlines. In
this way you can work more in less time. 5.
Reject unnecessary compromises. Normally people
very capable tend to take on too much work and this generates them
voltage. If you have deadlines to meet for a lot of projects
important, do not compromise yourself with new projects, because this will do nothing else
than to increase the tension. Remember that
learning to say no assertively is one of the keys to living with less