Procrastination makes you more productive?!
Updated: May 20
One of the wonderful lessons learnt after I kick start my learning journey is knowing the truth that we are unable to do everything we have to do! I used to find it overwhelming with the endless tasks ahead of me until I read about Creative Procrastination. To all who has been struggling with procrastination, this is a post for you!
We all have priorities and in order for us to make the most out of our lives, we need to start procrastinating on activities that doesn't make much of a contribution to our lives! Using procrastination to help us more productive, does that sounds good?
Start identifying the activities that you know can be on hold for now and focus on what is the most important task at the moment. For example, starting a business and sit down to work on your business plan is more important than completing the drama series, put a hold on that drama first!
The difference between the successful people and the average is determined by what they choose to procrastinate on intentionally! Successful people choose to procrastinate on the latest drama series and prioritise the time to read an enriching book. Successful people choose to procrastinate to indulge on the latest social media craze and spend the time with their family. Which side are you on?
Remember walking through a buffet line with a wide spread of food but your plate is already full after walking through the first section? The good news is when we are having a buffet, we are able to come by for our second and third serving but truth is when our time is lost, there is no turning back. In order for us to accommodate what we have in the given plate, we need to identify time wasters in our lives and start letting go of those before the new can be in our lives.
What are some of the time wasters in your life? How much time have you spent on them?
Challenge yourself to cut 1-2 activities and replace them with a higher value activity. Try it out for a day and you'll see how much more you can accomplish.
Be wise on how you spend your time, I am cheering you on!