Has she completely flipped? She was just here yesterday yammering on and on about putting off procrastination, and now she’s saying it’s good for us?!!
Wait! Come back! I haven’t lost my mind. Not completely, anyway. It’s just that your luscious comments have had my mind whirling and thinking about how I operate. (I appreciate you all for that!)
There’s always something to do.
That’s not a bad thing, is it? I’m always working toward something. I’m rarely bored. I have loads of energy (most of the time) and if I can manage to get that energy organized, I’ll get more “somethings” done.
And that’s another benefit of procrastination: You get other things done while you’re avoiding something else. I focused on working out, while I avoided making decisions on some household projects. I painted my bedroom and raked 80 bags of leaves while ignoring my filing. I made my own zebra-striped magnetic board (something I’d been wanting to do forEVER), but my laundry didn’t get done that day. Other things are getting done, just maybe not the ones I think (in hindsight) should be getting done.
I’m rambling here, but I think you see what I’m getting at. Planning, organizing, prioritizing–they’re all important for an orderly, productive life. I get that, and I’m working on it. But there are times when not running full steam ahead, when putting something off for a little bit, might bring a different type of reward, and it pays to be open to that.
Being a procrastinator isn’t a horrible thing, as long as you’re moving forward in a positive direction.
And as long as you don’t run out of gas.
As always, sharing of stories is encouraged (and greatly appreciated.) I’d love to hear about a positive result of your procrastination. Give credit where its due!