Re-blogged from a post at Harvard Business Review by Elizabeth Grace Saunders
As a freelance writer with a full-time day job, deadlines have often added a great deal of stress to my life. If you’re a people-pleaser like me and attempt to leap tall buildings in order to meet your deadlines, this post may help you relax a little when you’re stressing over completing a project on time:
As a time management coach, I work with many individuals who dread deadlines. Some of them meet their deadlines but only by becoming enormously frazzled and working late, which compromises their peace of mind and their work-life balance. Others end up missing deadlines entirely. This makes them feel guilty for the negative impact not only on themselves but also on their team members and projects. Deadlines can be a struggle — but they don’t have to be.