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The 7 Stages Of A Fast Approaching Deadline [Comic]

Wait…was the blog post deadline the 22nd? Are you sure?


This comic was created by Extra Fabulous Comics for the Toggl Team – the people behind the world’s no. 1 time tracking app.

It always starts the same way. It’s the beginning of the month, you’ve got so much time. Then all of a sudden that time vanishes and the deadline is tomorrow. Sound familiar? We’ve all been there. So, how can you stop deadline panic?

Other than making sure you’ve noted all deadlines down correctly, planning your time is key. If a deadline is too ambitious, no amount of organization or hard work will help.

Knowing what you can realistically get done over a period of time before setting a deadline will help give clients realistic expectations and save you from being eaten by your panicked co-workers. I’d call that a win-win.

I’m incredibly organized and never forget my deadline. Do you have any more comics?

I’m glad to hear that, although I’m not sure how those two things are related. But we do have even more comics and infographics for you to check out.

If you’re a frequent traveler, you may want to check out our airport survival guide. We’ve also used dinosaurs to explain different issues freelancers deal with when working with clients.

We’ve also done an epic piece about how the world might be a little different if it were created by a programmer. If that sort of thing is your jam, you may also enjoy The Unicorn Startup Simulator – a highly realistic, deeply immoral game about life in the gritty startup scene of Silicon Valley.

We’ll also keep doing these comics, so like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram if you want these delivered directly to where you waste all your time anyway! We also post on LinkedIn if you want to pretend you’re doing work.

If you have any ideas for the next one, or if you think we’ve missed an essential part of panicking about deadlines, let us know where it says “Comments”.

November 22, 2017