Everyone has procrastinated in their life, and for those who say they haven't: I applaud. But the majority of us have all found something that seemed more important to do than the actual task that we had at hand.
Yes, the biggest magic of the five-minute rule comes from the fact that often, for procrastinators, starting is the hardest part.
But when/if you finally get it done, the feeling of accomplishment can be overwhelming. That is, if the power doesn't go
All procrastinators put off things they have to do. Structured procrastination is the art of making this negative trait work for you. If you know that you tend to avoid that "big, important" project at the top of your priority list, rearrange said list by putting an even bigger project at the top.
As you slough the items off your to-do list and get closer to your goal of completion, be sure to notice your clear head, renewed energy, and increased momentum and focus. There is truly peace in completion -- enjoy it!
Some people are methodical by nature. It makes them physically ill to leave things until right before the deadline. But if you're the type of person who likes the focused energy of just-in-time delivery, here are five ways to make procrastination work for you.
Just about anyone who has ever put off a troublesome task is familiar with one of my "secrets of adulthood": Working is one of the most dangerous forms of procrastination.