Procrastination is a term that carries a negative connotation in our society. We often hear people saying, “stop procrastinating and get to work,” or “procrastination is the thief of time.” However, as a productivity expert, I believe that procrastination can be a blessing in disguise. Here are nine reasons why.
When you procrastinate, you’re forced to prioritize your tasks. You have to figure out which tasks are most important and which can wait.
Spark of Creativity
Free Mind has lots of ideas and procrastination can lead to a burst of creativity, lead to explore new perspectives.
Recharge Your Batteries
To be more productive in the long run, you need a break to re-energise yourself and procrastination will help you to eventually take a little leisure period.
Procrastination can help you overcome perfectionism by forcing you to start a task, even if it’s not perfect. This can be a valuable lesson in embracing imperfection.
Procrastination can be a way to avoid burnout. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed, taking a break from a task can be a helpful way to prevent burnout. By procrastinating, you’re giving yourself time to recharge and come back to the task with renewed energy.
Better Time Management
Procrastination can be a valuable lesson in time management as it can help you learn how to manage your time more effectively in the future.
Better Understanding of Unimportant Tasks
Avoid wasting time on unimportant tasks by the way of following procrastinating rule, otherwise you will lose your value.
No More Overcommitment
Sometimes, procrastination can be a way to avoid over commitment & prioritize your commitments.
Stay Focused on Goals
Want to Stay focused ? Procrastination can help you a lot. Why you are doing, for what purpose you are doing you automatically became focused when you procrastinate on Task .
In conclusion, procrastination can be a blessing in disguise. It can help you prioritize, spark creativity, recharge, overcome perfectionism, avoid burnout, learn time management, avoid wasting time on unimportant tasks, avoid overcommitting, and stay focused on your goals. Of course, it’s important to avoid procrastinating on important tasks for too long. But by embracing procrastination in a healthy way, you can become more productive and achieve your goals with greater ease.
Aditi NC is the founder and CEO of The Social Unicorns. She is a award winning fempreneur.