80% of us procrastinate when faced with a deadline or a big task.
However this may not always be a bad thing.
Here are 3 excellent reasons why a little procrastination now and again can be a good thing.
- If you procrastinate before starting a task, you are more likely to come up with more creative approaches, answers, and ideas than those who just crack on from the get go. When you allow yourself to procrastinate before beginning something, you allow your mind to wander freely which leads to more creative solutions, a better understanding of the task at hand, and more original ideas - and these things pull you into action.
- You are less likely to procrastinate on the things you love, the things you are good at, and the things that truly matter to you. If you do not know WHY you are doing something, it will not get done because there is no passion nor purpose spurring you onwards. So, ask yourself ‘Do I really want to do this?’ and go from there.
- When faced with big and important decisions, a little procrastination ensures you make the best decision. A little thinking time gives you the chance to listen to all the voices in your head shouting out various pros and cons, and it allows you to make sure the outcome is one you want in the long- and short-term.
Although procrastination has many downsides, (the most important being the wastage of your limited and valuable time), it has some good outcomes too.
It’s just a matter of being able to tell the difference between the two.
3 Reasons WHY Procrastination is a Good thing … Sometimes!