Keeping up with deadlines

The email traffic never slows down or has a real down time, one right after the other. So how do you keep up with impending deadlines when you have to get through your emails as well. 

Set priorities

For many people tackling their workload is handled very differently but it all needs managed and normally all at the same time. So how can you stay ontop of the emails coming through while still having the time to put in your hours on projects, fixes, or of course the list of meetings?

Time management. Easier said than done of course but you need to set out a plan. A plan that can be followed and then altered when needed. 

Come into work a couple minutes earlier each day and handle emails before the craziness begins. Block out your calendar for a day or a few hours and really deep dive on some of your work. Put in some extra hours in the evenings or weekends to get to a calm level ground. 

Believe that you can do it and you will. The mental game is harder than anything else with the work. If you truely believe that you can’t do than most likely you wont be able to, don’t give yourself that crutch. 

If the work load ever becomes too much than you need to have that conversation with your management. Opening the topic of not being able to keep up doesn’t have to be a negative image on yourself. You need to understand that admiting you can handle it but not at the current expectations of timing. You are not throwing in the towel but asking for a little more give on the deadlines. 

  • Prep
  • Time it out
  • Prepare
  • Ask for help
  • Breathe
  • Believe

Follow those 6 steps and you can achieve any obstacle or task. 

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