Procrastination – the gift of time

Procrastination is never seen as something good – probably because the world belongs to the do-ers! – and because there is so much information and change happening now, that if you are not staying on top of it then it becomes very difficult to catch up afterwards.

No one perceives that they have time anymore and even kids nowadays are so tightly packed with activities, they have no time for any free play. Procrastination is being killed at its core by the volume and speed of tasks that need to be done. If you are a serial procrastinator – the consequences will show their ugly head very quickly.

People always gravitate towards those like them. Procrastinators towards those that won’t make them feel bad about not getting things done. The do-ers towards those that are efficient and can move even faster than themselves.

But what if procrastination is not as bad as it’s made out to be? Why don’t we ever think about all the positives that procrastination actually brings? Let’s try…

For one, you get to do a lot less. The do-ers will eventually step in and get things done for you.

Secondly, you have time to think and reflect. This is a luxury nowadays. No one has the time to do that. The do-ers rarely work out who they are, as they are so busy with tasks all the time.

You have the ability to slow down anytime. This is probably a lot healthier than spending all your time racing against the clock.

As a procrastinator, you realise that there is only a limited number of tasks that will eventually be done. So, you pick them well. You don’t waste energy getting everything done.

I’m a do-er myself. However, I have a lot of friends who are procrastinators and I’m trying to learn from them how to take it easy sometimes. Procrastination is a gift of time that all do-ers dream of.

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