Deadlines & Finishing Stuff

Tell us your tried and true techniques for focusing when that deadline looms and you need to get work done. In other words, how do you avoid wasted days and wasted nights?

The only way I know how to do it is to clear myself of all distractions and do it alone. Preferrably in a place where I won’t have access to tv, music, internet and books – unless related to the work that I have to do. Therefore I cannot do it at home. And avoid too much food, though drinks are needed. Lots of water, coffee or a cold drink if available. Small snacks are welcome and I usually like keeping a bunch of coffee toffees with me to get me through the day or night. Make sure that a bathroom is not too far away for those breaks.

Other than that there is little that I do. I find it when I need to concentrate and do a lot of written stuff (as in type in an excel sheet on a computer) than it is best that I do not have too much distraction. Avoid wasted days and nights.

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