Saturday, 10 December 2016

Productive Procrastination

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So right now, I have an important thing to do for the EDJ. And instead, I'm feeling the urgent need to catch up on Facebook and Twitter, check out new types of swag to giveaway, and blog. In short, I'm procrastinating.

The lovely cartoon above sums me up perfectly. I start with the best intentions, but somewhere along the way my plans get derailed.

I've always known I was a procrastinator, but I still struggle to understand why. With this particular report I have to do, I'm pretty sure it's because I'm overwhelmed and feeling like I don't know jack. A bit of perfectionism is thrown in there because I hate not being perfect. Don't we all?

But procrastination in itself is not necessarily a bad thing. I needed to catch up on FB and Twitter. I need to find swag. I need to do more blog posts. Never mind that they're not the most important thing I have to do - they still needed doing.

I think that's the key. If you have to procrastinate, make it productive. I know so many people who procrastinate by cleaning the house (I think they're weird, but hey), or taking the dog out for a walk, or going grocery shopping. All of those things need to be done.

I'll get to the report after this blog post after supper before bed eventually. It will get done. But in the meantime, I'm going to go colour.

What's your go-to procrastinating job? How do you get yourself back to what you're supposed to be doing? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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