Friday, September 2, 2011
Don't forget to leave yourself breathing room in deadlines!
I am making something for some very special people for a very special occasion. The occasion isn't for a few more weeks, but I decided I wanted to finish this project by this Thursday, so I could take it to them when I see them this weekend.
But..life stepped in and put the kibosh on that.
While working on my french memo board Monday night, I realized that I did not have enough ribbon to finish my project! I went to JoAnn's on Tuesday morning to buy more, only to find that they didn't have enough in stock.
This has been such a powerful reminder to me to always leave breathing room for the unexpected. Though I may not meet my Thursday deadline, I still have plenty of time to complete the project for the big day.
So, my advice to you is: Don't wait until the last minute to start your projects. You never know when you will have a sick child, run out of supplies, have a work crisis, etc. Giving yourself a self-imposed, early deadline will help to ensure you have plenty of time to meet the REAL deadline!