Let procrastination be your friend!
The first was that one of the things that Iï¿½d put on my To Do list some time ago was a repetitive task that Iï¿½d played with from time to time but never really committed to.ï¿½ I had hoped to spend a couple of hours a week on it but had in fact ended up with only a few half-hearted attempts at it over the last few weeks.ï¿½ Theyï¿½d taken time and given me little satisfaction and poor returns.ï¿½ By relegating the whole idea into the ï¿½nice idea for when I retireï¿½ category, I could comfortably drop it from my To Do list.
Now Iï¿½d have more time and less angst ï¿½ a double win.
The second was that I was supposed to put together my Tuesday today list a 5:30 on Monday afternoon.ï¿½ I didnï¿½t.ï¿½ Instead, I got hooked by an idea, stimulated by an email message Iï¿½d deleted as a part of my daily Sisyphus impersonation: clearing my email inbox.ï¿½ Itï¿½s not my favourite job and tends to suffer more from procrastination than any other task.ï¿½ So I followed the idea up, read a few websites, made a few notes and half an hour later, had a still full inbox.ï¿½ So I made my To Day list for Tuesday and knocked off.
But the good news was this: half an hour of procrastination became half an hour of useful research: productive procrastination: I like it.