Lifestyle Health and Wellbeing 07 Sep 2019 Procrastination can ...

Procrastination can actually be good for you

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | Edited by : DRISHTI VANJANI
Published Sep 7, 2019, 7:08 pm IST
Updated Sep 7, 2019, 7:08 pm IST
Looks like the couch can be a very productive place.
If you're spending time thinking, it's probably good for you. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)
 If you're spending time thinking, it's probably good for you. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

We must have proudly given ourselves the title of “the laziest person on this earth.” After all, procrastinating to make the most of whiling away is also an art. But can it be any good?

From lazing around on the couch to endlessly scrolling through social media, there’s no dearth of activities to do while you procrastinate. And what fun does any work give if it’s done on time? Where’s the glorious feeling of panic that ultimately gets you going? Deadlines seem to fall when you say that procrastination brings out optimum creativity.

 

But before you go and tell everyone about how good procrastination is, there’s a catch. Active procrastination is what you should be looking at, not passive. What’s the difference? The former involves time in planning out how to get things done. The latter might just be laziness, with no intention of getting work done whatsoever.  

Spending time on researching in order to make some tough decisions means that the results will be good. It makes you better at managing delays, rather than continuously hinging on to them. There’s a certain sense of satisfaction that’s fulfilled, because you know that your work will reflect the best of your potential, even though the deadline has been overlooked.

But often, the delays occur because there is no passion towards what you wish to do. So taking time for decisions again, makes you procrastinate. Can it work your favour though? Sometimes, yes.

According to Indiatimes, we’re expected to respond to everything quickly in today’s world of constant communication chaos. So taking time out to think automatically becomes an effective, rather, necessary tool to keep originality alive.

Given multiple tasks that are easy and difficult, your brain will choose to do the easy ones. Right? So imagine how good it’ll be when so many of these menial tasks accumulate into something wonderful, because you have been willing to do them. So now you know, only the good kind of procrastination matters. If it’s laziness, then it’s time to get a few things checked.

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