Is Procrastination Really Such a Bad Thing??
“Stop procrastinating.” If you’ve ever been accused of being a procrastinator or that you are procrastinating, most people immediately assume that it’s a bad thing. Now if you’re procrastinating at your job responsibilities, getting your exercise in, your daily responsibilities, your family, then you are using your power of procrastinating the wrong way.
Procrastinating can be a major issue.
If you keep putting off your responsibilities until later, more often than not, you’ll end up not doing them at all. “I’ll do it later”, “I’ll get to it tomorrow” or “Not right now, I don’t feel like it” are all excuses that people who habitually procrastinate use.
Most of the time it comes from laziness and more specifically fear. I don’t need to get into all the details of how destructive procrastination can be if you’re seeking to attain success and accomplish your goals. If you desire to remain in the same place you are now and never elevate, grow and evolve, then by all means continue procrastinating all your obligations and responsibilities.
Doing Procrastinating the Right Way
Imagine if you could use procrastination to your advantage? Instead of using the power of procrastination to put off the important things that must get done, why not use it to overcome some of the behaviors that you want to eliminate?
Instead of putting off those jobs that need to get done or exercising, why don’t you procrastinate getting frustrated or angry? Or how about procrastinating getting stressed, upset or worried?
What if you could learn to put those feelings and emotions off for later? When you learn to put them off for later, these emotions and behaviors might just never be realized. “I’ll get pissed off later”, “I’ll start to get worried in a few hours”, “I’ll put off getting scared until when I’m ready.” Doing this, you are still acknowledging your feelings and emotions, but you’re not being controlled and led by them.
And as you probably already know, when you get real good at procrastinating, you’ll never get around to the behaviors or activities that you are putting off! So don’t put off until later the things that you need to do. Instead, use the power of procrastination to your advantage procrastinate, put off and delay the things you don’t desire to do and you’ll never get around to doing them!
Thanks for reading!