Procrastination gets a bad wrap.
And too right, because when you have a deadline looming and you can't get your butt into gear. Well, that's painful. Knowing you have work to do, yet your mind-body says NO. Sheesh!
But sometimes procrastination can be our friend. Sometimes we can procrastinate well.
Watching re-runs of Only Fools and Horses when you have an important email to write. Bad procrastination my friend.
De-cluttering your email inbox because it feels like a better option than writing that email... that's procrastinating well.
Why? Because at least it's a productive activity.
Dude, you've been meaning to sort your inbox for the longest, and now look at you go.
Your inbox has that nice uncluttered look. You're feeling pumped. You smile like a Cheshire cat. It's the same kind of smile that breaks when you've finished cleaning your pad. And the only thing left to do is to wave a can of Fabreeze about the place.
So you're in your inbox, feeling good about how it's looking. Almost out of nowhere you find the energy to start that email.
Aright, alright. Sometimes it doesn't work out this way. The email doesn't get sent. You can either feel bad about life, or celebrate the fact you got something of value done that day.
Because guess what you'll do first thing tomorrow?
You'll send that email. Right?
Remember, it's OK to let ourselves delay doing stuff once in a while. We just need to choose our mode of procrastination well.