Bend Deadlines to Your Will

Deadlines, as their dramatic names would suggest, are helpful in the sense that they have prioritization built into them. They inherently create pressure for you to focus on them. Glenn Santos considers this and other ways to work with deadlines in a post for Endless Entertainment. Aside from the usual advice you hear, Santos says to avoid Monday deadlines, since they will probably cause you to waste your weekend on them. He also says to “advertise” your deadline to others—the more people who know about it, the more people you risk disappointing if you do not get done on time. What a pleasant way to further encourage yourself!

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