procrastination and deadlines

I don't do well under pressure, deadlines were created for those other people who need fire under their butts to work. Not me. I work just great until someone tells me I have to get something to them by a certain date. Then, I start procrastinating, motivation flags, and I basically freak out. What is it about the deadline-driven folks? How do you do it under the added pressure of a ticking clock?


Seeking Solace said...

Forcing yourself to work does not help. What I do is tell myself that I am going to work for 30 minutes on one small aspect of the project. Then, I'll take a 15 minute break. Repeat the process. Once you get the creative juices flowing, you will be able to go for longer stretches.

Hang in there!

AliceAcademic said...

Thanks so much for your comment. I did this today and I got a lot of work done. Thank you!