How to Meet Deadlines Minus The Stress.

Stop whining as it only stresses you out more

How to Meet Deadlines Minus The Stress

By Team iDiva
We all get deadlines to meet. But the last time you were trying to meet it, you ended up staying in office for three days trying to finish your work. You just couldn’t get it done during the day. Overworking can lead to stress and it isn’t worth losing your health over. Here is how you can get work done in time to meet deadlines.

The tough get going
Get the tough part done first. Simple tasks that don’t take much time and attention can be left for the end of the day. If you can delegate, get people to do what they do best. Leave tasks that need attention for yourself. At the same time, make sure you keep an eye on what the rest are upto.

Use a weekend
Doesn’t sound exciting? Well no pain no gain. Come to office one weekend in the month to clear off some of your work. The rest of the month will be easier for you to handle. Since the office will be empty, you can work without being bothered by anyone. You’ll find yourself being more productive.

Ask for help
You cannot do everything alone. So don’t be shy about asking for help. Talk to your boss if your workload is too much for you to handle. Ask him to get somebody to assist you. If that’s not possible, you can approach a colleague personally and ask them to help you meet the deadline.

Stop complaining
Whining won’t get you anywhere. It’ll just stress you out more. Use this time effectively and get more work done. Invest your energy in constructive work and you will surely be prepared on doom’s day.

Decline meetings
If there’s a way you can avoid meetings, do it. They can eat into your precious time, and are usually quite useless. Attend these only if you are sure you can add value. Try keep them short so you can get back to work.

Once you do get your work done on time, give yourself a reward. You earned it, right?

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