Can Procrastination Be a Good Thing?

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Have you heard these quotes? “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just as well.”

  • “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” … 
  • “You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. … 
  • “You may delay, but time will not.” … 
  • “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone”

Let’s watch this and learn more about procrastination:

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Can Procrastination Be a Good Thing?

Are​ ​you​ ​a​ ​procrastinator?​ ​If​ ​so,​ ​write​ ​about​ ​the​ ​last​ ​time​ ​you​ ​procrastinated​ ​on​ ​a​ ​school assignment,​ ​a​ ​chore​ ​, or​ ​another​ ​task.​ ​Why​ ​did​ ​you​ ​procrastinate?​ ​Did​ ​you​ ​complete​ ​the​ ​task?​ ​If it​ ​had​ ​a​ ​deadline,​ ​did​ ​you​ ​complete​ ​it​ ​on​ ​time?​ ​How​ ​did​ ​you​ ​feel?

If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​not​ ​a​ ​regular​ ​procrastinator,​ ​what​ ​is​ ​it​ ​about​ ​having​ ​a​ ​task​ ​to​ ​do​ ​that​ ​prompts​ ​you​ ​to complete​ ​it​ ​right​ ​away?​ ​How​ ​do​ ​you​ ​feel​ ​when​ ​you​ ​have​ ​an​ ​unfinished​ ​assignment?

Chronic​ ​procrastination​ ​is​ ​when​ ​someone​ ​constantly​ ​puts​ ​off​ ​completing​ ​tasks.​ ​One​ ​in​ ​five people​ ​is​ ​thought​ ​to​ ​fall​ ​into​ ​this​ ​category.​ ​Many​ ​psychologists​ ​suggest​ ​that​ ​chronic procrastination​ ​can​ ​lead​ ​to​ ​unhealthy​ ​levels​ ​of​ ​stress​ ​and​ ​feelings​ ​of​ ​constant​ ​shame.​ ​While few​ ​experts​ ​disagree​ ​that​ ​procrastination​ ​can​ ​lead​ ​to​ ​stress,​ ​many​ ​have​ ​recently​ ​suggested that​ ​this​ ​stress​ ​is​ ​not​ ​a​ ​bad​ ​thing.​ ​Some​ ​people​ ​need​ ​to​ ​experience​ ​that​ ​stress​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to prompt​ ​them​ ​into​ ​action.

​Whether​ ​you ​are​ ​task-driven​ ​or​ ​deadline-driven. How​ ​does​ ​your ​school​ ​work​ ​fit​ ​into​ ​your​ ​daily​ ​schedule?​ Write about ​when you ​feel​ ​you are​ ​best​ ​able​ ​to​ ​complete​ ​assignments​ ​or​ ​other​ ​tasks–right​ ​away​ ​or​ ​right before​ ​it​ ​needs​ ​to​ ​be​ ​done?​ ​Does​ ​the​ ​added​ ​stress​ ​help you ​get​ ​their​ ​work​ ​done​ ​and/or​ ​do​ ​you ​think​ ​it​ ​negatively​ ​affects​ ​your​ ​health?


Why​ ​do​ ​we​ ​procrastinate​ ​and​ ​is​ ​procrastination​ ​always​ ​bad?

There​ ​is​ ​a​ ​biological​ ​reason​ ​as​ ​to​ ​why​ ​we​ ​procrastinate:​ ​the​ ​prefrontal​ ​cortex​ ​and​ ​limbic​ ​system of​ ​our​ ​brain.​ ​The​ ​former​ ​is​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​planning​ ​and​ ​decision​ ​making,​ ​while​ ​the​ ​latter contains​ ​the​ ​brain’s​ ​pleasure​ ​center.​ ​The​ ​limbic​ ​system​ ​is​ ​more​ ​developed​ ​than​ ​the​ ​prefrontal cortex,​ ​so​ ​it​ ​often​ ​wins​ ​when​ ​we​ ​are​ ​faced​ ​with​ ​an​ ​unpleasant​ ​task,​ ​making​ ​humans​ ​naturally inclined​ ​to​ ​procrastinate.

Procrastination​ ​is​ ​often​ ​looked​ ​at​ ​negatively–as​ ​a​ ​bad​ ​habit.​ ​However,​ ​new​ ​research​ ​suggests that​ ​some​ ​people​ ​need​ ​to​ ​procrastinate​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​get​ ​things​ ​done.​ ​Distractions​ ​provide​ ​the mind​ ​a​ ​break​ ​during​ ​which​ ​we​ ​can​ ​creatively​ ​think​ ​through​ ​problems.​ ​Some​ ​psychologists​ ​even believe​ ​that​ ​some​ ​people​ ​do​ ​their​ ​best​ ​work​ ​when​ ​they​ ​procrastinate.​ ​

Check this web site out Why Procrastinators Procrastinate


But now compare the above links with this one: How to Stop Procrastinating, the 17 ways to take more action effortlessly! 

Now, develop​ ​a​ ​plan,​ ​​write​ ​down​ ​steps​ ​for​ ​completing​ ​schoolwork based​ ​on​ ​your ​determination.​ ​Would​ ​you ​make​ ​a​ ​list​ ​to​ ​check​ ​off​ ​items?​ ​Would​ ​you break​ ​down​ ​assignments​ ​into​ ​smaller​ ​pieces?​ ​Would​ ​you ​create​ ​deadlines​ ​for themselves​ ​or​ ​have​ ​a​ ​reward​ ​system?​ r

  • What​ ​have​ ​you​ ​learned​ ​about​ ​procrastination?​ ​Do​ ​you​ ​think​ ​it​ ​is​ ​beneficial​ ​or does​ ​it​ ​affect​ ​you​ ​negatively?
  • What​ ​will​ ​you​ ​tell​ ​someone​ ​the​ ​next​ ​time​ ​they​ ​tell​ ​you​ ​procrastination​ ​is​ ​bad?


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