ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Avoid Deadlines - Teen Tips

Updated on June 17, 2014
Source

Don't set yourself more work than you can manage.

That way, you'll be able to work at your own pace in a stress free manner, knowing that you will be able to get it done exactly when you need it done. If you've got the right amount of work in your hands, any deadline for it won't seem so pressing.

Don't become a writer.

Deadlines. Deadlines everywhere. It's raining deadlines. I'm swimming in deadlines. I'm breathing in the deadlines. I'm dreaming of deadlines. Deadlines have become a part of me. I have become a deadline.

Because I'm a writer.

And my God do writers have a lot of deadlines.

If you don't like deadlines, find a different career path!

Do you get stressed with deadlines?

See results

Ignore them.

But you'll probably get fired from your job.

Or you'll fail college.

If you've got deadlines you can't really ignore them. And that's why you need to get rid of them.

Getting rid of your deadlines.

Become less attached to your work.

If you're not working for a client then don't set yourself any deadlines that you don't need, just work for yourself without pressure. You'll find that without the pressure you'll probably actually get more work done than if a deadline were stressing you out.

Are your goals that important?

You need to become aware of the importance of your goals. Give some goals higher priority and let the others get done when they get done. It doesn't matter how quickly you do things.

If deadlines make you stressed you aren't living a healthy lifestyle and your work isn't making you happy. So just organise things correctly and you'll get everything done and the deadline will still be weeks away.

Successfully avoided! Yippie!

Get things done before the deadline.

If the deadline is a month away, don't leave it for three weeks because that's when the deadline starts to taunt you. Instead, do it now, give yourself a leniant deadline of a week that you would like to hit, but know that it wouldn't be a disaster if you didn't. That way, you've got plenty of time for overspill if you don't get things done when you'd have liked to.

Knowing you've got extra time will mean the deadline will seem less intimidating.

Become less attached

You don't need to work to deadlines. Life is too short to become attached to this sense of duty that you feel to get things done. So just drop if for a while, chill, do something that makes you happy. You don't need a responsibility. You don't need a goal. Just work as you wish to work. And when you're ready again, be open to the idea of deadlines and welcome them with open arms.

Source

Don't treat them as your enemy.

Work with the deadline and it will be your friend. Soon enough you won't feel the want to avoid it.

The way I see it, nothing is permanent. Once the deadline has passed that's it, it's over and you never have to worry about it again. So just see it as the start of freedom. The deadline is your goal that you are so damn excited to reach. Once you've made it you're free!

Thank you deadline for freeing me.

See? Optimism is great.

Don't worry.

At the end of the day, the deadline isn't going to be with you forever.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Ana 

      3 years ago

      Heather, I love your Emerson quote, Every artist was first an ameutar. A friend, who also attended the conference, and I were just talking about that subject. In any creative endeavor, periods of verbal self-flagellation are inevitable. When I was painting, we called it the Uglies. That term still works in my writing. I force myself to work through it. Writing everyday (with occasional exceptions) is a rule. I put pen to paper, or fingertips to keys for at least an hour. That usually turns into two or four. My mantra is Just do it. (By the way, I used that term before Niki!)

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)