How to make sure you meet EVERY deadline

Illustration Credit: 'Twas the night before deadline by Alexey Kuvaldin for Wonderlust (Source: Dribbble)

With Ink Outside the Box, you can avoid accidentally missing any deadlines this academic year! Here are the three ways you can do this:

  1. Use the ‘deadlines’ page in your planner to write down any work you’re set and the date it’s due. This keeps all your big (and small) projects in one place, so you can keep track of what you’re working towards.
  2. Break your big tasks down into smaller chunks, so they become manageable. This will make the work you’re dong feel less insurmountable, and allow you to start taking baby steps towards your goals. You could use the ‘notes’ pages in your planner to do this!
  3. Clearly mark out your deadlines: write them in a red pen so that they’re really easy to see in the weekly/monthly spreads of your planner. Write the assignment in blue pen a few days before it’s due, and black pen the week before that, as a kick up the butt to get started early… rather than doing it the night before. It’s easy to forget that some deadlines require a whole week of work, and if you’re just taking your academic planner day-by-day it becomes easy not to think about it. Out of sight, out of mind... and then it’s the day before and you’re out of time.
How to make sure you meet EVERY deadline