Set realistic deadlines to navigate demands

This is in response to the write up, ‘Taking on deadlines’ (May 16).

By Jayashree Kulkarni, By Email

Published: Sun 18 May 2014, 8:21 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 4:09 AM

Many people feel super-stressed when they have to meet deadlines. The reasons vary. For some procrastination becomes a way of life. Poor 
work habits, feeling overwhelmed, aiming for perfection, wanting to do something or totally laid back perspective are some of the causes for not completing targets on time. Deadline is a means of budgeting your time and since time is limited, you ought to spend it cautiously and thus striving to accomplishing the task.

Realistic deadlines are the marker points in the future 
that provide a focus. They are little flashing beacons that enable us to navigate through the host of conflicting demands. The idea of something to keep you on track is good for achieving set goals. Hence meeting deadlines is not a pressurised existence but a way of being productive and focused.

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