This one is special.
It is an act that I heavily rely on; is it a good thing, I’m not sure.
‘the action of delaying or postponing something’
… it is a habitual and/or intentional delay of tasks despite its side-effects…
This means, to ignore doing things until the last minute or just avoiding them altogether. The idea of putting away a to-do list until the very last minute, giving task the chance to move from important to urgent before executing them.
Why is this word important?
Well, I procrastinated on writing the weekly post. I had known from a while that the fourth week of the current month was going to be tightly packed and also the fact that I am expected to give WW4.
And instead of attending to this important task when I had the time, I let it sit until the last minute aka I procrastinated. And here I am, now writing it when its developed a sense of urgency, instead of just importance.
This word is important to me because I’m acknowledging a behavioral pattern that I have and trying to address it. For me, the act of admitting to ones fault is the first sign of growth (In my head I’m hearing each reader say “More power to you!”… that’s me hoping)
While it seems all bad because I tend to sometimes under-perform in comparison to my potential. I miss out on time that could be used to improve the presentation and save me some last minute sprints. But, I’ve realized that procrastinating has its own small benefits. I don’t spend too much time planning the smaller things and don’t get the chance to sweat them either. It makes me a fast thinker who usually opts creativity to deal with the time deficit. It makes me live in the moment.
Guess then, I just need to learn to segregate tasks on which I can and cannot procrastinate!
Do you procrastinate as well?
Please do share your experiences and hacks of dealing with it.
Bonus: There are people who identify themselves as PROCAFFEINATORS.
These are the people who cannot get started with their day, work or life without first having their caffeine fix. Its a dependence of sorts.
PS: WW= Weekly Word