No matter how much time you spend planning a project, it's inevitable that you'll run into a problem outside of your control. Productivity blog Unclutterer recommends you set up a contingency plan for botched workdays or missed deadlines.
The idea is that you look at the most important part of your day or project and figure out what other methods you can use to accomplish that if something goes wrong. For instance, if you're going to miss a deadline, ask yourself who you need to tell and what you can do about it. The key is to make sure you have an alternate path for an important project so that if something goes wrong you don't waste time figuring out what to do.
Do you set up contingency plans for when a project gets derailed? Or does that feel like time spent away from getting it completed? Tell us in the comments.
Contingency planning for botched word days and deadlines [Unclutterer]