Set Yourself Up For Success in Meeting Deadlines

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(646) 504-0452 | www.virtualassistantisrael.com Set Yourself Up For Success in Meeting Deadlines

Introduction :

Introduction “Capable of meeting deadlines” is a line you have probably seen in many a job posting. Whether the opening is for a journalist, a speech therapist, a teacher, or a delivery person, “capable of meeting deadlines” is not something that employers are willing to forego. Because in most jobs, tasks need to be completed in a timely fashion.

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Introduction So what do you do, if time and time again you fail at meeting deadlines? If you decide that you want to complete work projects on time, you can. You just need a little help getting there. Here are 5 tips that can turn you into a deadline-meeting machine

Figure out where your weakness is :

Figure out where your weakness is Okay, we know that you don’t meet deadlines, but why? Are you juggling so many projects at work that you’re overwhelmed? Do you prioritize less-important tasks over more-important ones? Are you a procrastinator? Or are you just naturally forgetful?

Figure out where your weakness is :

Figure out where your weakness is Once you find your point of weakness, you can address it. If you’re overwhelmed, talk to your supervisor or direct reports. Delegate tasks. Create priorities lists. If you procrastinate, find a method that can help you. And if you’re naturally forgetful, there’s an app for that! The point is, once you identify what your issue is, you can work on it.

Learn to say “no” :

Learn to say “no” When your boss or colleague asks you to do something at work, your initial response is probably to say yes. Which is natural. You want to be seen a team player, after all. And you’re absolutely capable of taking on that task. So saying yes is the smart choice, right? No, not always!

Learn to say “no” :

Learn to say “no” In some cases, it’s important to say yes. But in other cases, it’s equally as important to say no. Once you start saying no and taking on less responsibilities, you free yourself up to complete the tasks at hand — on time!

Minimize Distractions :

Minimize Distractions If your workload is manageable but you find yourself getting distracted, trying out an app that minimizes distractions is a great option. Sure, you may not like the idea at first, but you may slowly learn to love it as you realize how much easier it becomes to complete your work and meet your deadlines.

Break the task down and set mini-deadlines :

Break the task down and set mini-deadlines If you need to complete a 200-page doctoral thesis, setting a deadline a year in advance won’t actually encourage you to complete it on time. On the other hand, if you set yourself mini-deadlines, that can be a game-changer.

Get enough sleep :

Get enough sleep Did you know that when we sleep, our brains clean out all our unnecessary thoughts and clutter? Yep, it’s true. When you get enough sleep, you are more equipped to battle your procrastination tendencies, to make good decisions about your priorities, and to have enough energy to operate productively.

Practice Makes Perfect :

Practice Makes Perfect Let’s be real — it’s taken you a decent amount of time to build the habit of not meeting deadlines — so correcting this habit won’t necessarily happen overnight. But if you consistently use the strategies that work for you, you will see improvement, and more importantly, see results.

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