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How to Stop Overwhelming Yourself With Your Deadlines

How to Stop Overwhelming Yourself With Your Deadlines

“Friday is always my busiest day,” a law firm partner recently shared as she rushed to wrap up an e-mail before turning her attention to our Friday time management session. As we dug into why her Fridays were consistently crazy, I watched a lightbulb go off in her head.'Because,' she said, turning to me with stunned eyes, 'I tell my clients, 'I'll have it to you by the end of the week.''How fascinating is that? The multitude of Friday deadlines and the resulting scramble came not from her clients, but her. I particularly find this habit fascinating because it's so easy to do this without even realizing it.[Related: Powerful Solutions To Help Stop and Prevent Burnout]I've done it myself. As an

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