Staying focused on your goals may be difficult at times as a freelancer. Not having a nine-to-five job, selecting your own clients, setting your own rates and deadlines and also doing PR work for yourself is quite different than being a full-time employee in a web design agency, where many of the things above are done by different individuals or departments.┬áOne of the most difficult things I encountered when I started as a freelancer was staying focused on the deadlines. And not only keeping my focus, but also meeting the deadline and delivering the project on time ÔÇô at the end of the day, this is one of the most important things alongside the quality of your work.
You can do this by following some of these techniques. It is not physics, chemistry or math. TheyÔÇÖre all easy to follow, therefore I think you should give them a try if you struggle with keeping yourself on schedule.┬áAs this has something to do with personal and time management, and not with the field we work in, it suits both designers and developers.
1. Be a perfectionist
Designers and developers usually need to hold perfectionism at bay, as we are creative individuals. All artists in the world have a tendency to try reaching for perfectionism. You need to know when your piece of work still needs more polishing, or when it is done. Wasting time with improving something that canÔÇÖt be improved will not make help you manage your time.