While the calendar approaches the end of 2015, many of us are approaching final exams, reports, and review deadlines. This means two things: stress and procrastination.
What if there was a way to de-stress while procrastinating, yet being productive? Here are three:
- 3. Research internship opportunities and jobs. Let's face it, finding a job or internship is on everyone's mind. Perhaps it's time to find some clarity, and submit applications. Whether this means scrolling through a list of internships in every Department of the Cabinet in Washington DC or selling your soul to 'Corporate America' and signing up for networking sessions in Manhattan, take this time to get a head-start! Chances are if there's lots to be done now, the workload won't be significantly less anytime soon.
- 2. Grab lunch with a friend. Stay in contact with those who make you happy and feel good. Chances are he/she is also feeling stressed and could use a productive way to procrastinate. Why not make the best of it and go to lunch? While there, feel free to talk about how you're feeling and provide the opportunity for he/she to do so as well. A true friend's mission is to provide support. An added bonus to choosing this "productive procrastination" option is that if you pick somewhere somewhat healthy, this will also give you added energy to eventually study or write that report!
- 1. Spend some time alone, reflecting and setting goals.
With whatever deadline may be approaching, remember that it's okay to take some time to productively procrastinate and relax.
Disclaimer: This article does not by any means endorse unproductive procrastination. (Even napping is productive!)