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Camille Styles

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The Surprising Reason Why You Should Procrastinate More

June 27th, 2017

Confession: before I sat down to write this post, I hopped up and made myself a cup of coffee. Then I posted a couple images to my Instagram stories. Just when I thought I was ready to settle in and start writing, I remembered a text message that needed a response. And finally – here we are. There’s no doubt that procrastination is something all of us struggle with from time to time, but recent research shows that maybe that’s not a bad thing! I’d always adopted conventional wisdom that says tackling projects immediately is the way to go, but turns out, there’s often a case for prioritizing play before work, and especially with projects that require creative thinking, allowing ourselves more time to mull it over could result in more original work. Keep reading for the evidence, and I’d love to hear in the comments how you feel about the procrastination issue: Is it something you’re trying to overcome… or like me, are you trying to let a little more procrastination make its way into your life?

*featured image: lazy oaf

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6 Comments under :: The Surprising Reason Why You Should Procrastinate More
  1. You make some very good points. Some tasks or projects could do with the internal mulling, without dire consequence. Some, meh, not so much.

  2. Molly says:

    I’m the same way – eager to check things off my to-do list, but I’ve found in recent experiences, that it may serve me well to flag an email for later developments to roll in so I can respond in full. So helpful, Camille!

  3. Daeyz says:

    Such an interesting post! I can relate to a lot of your points! Will definitely be checking the book out!

    xx,
    Daeyz
    http://www.daeyz.com

  4. Marguerite says:

    Hmmmm, let me think on it…I’ll get back to it..

  5. Bry Jaimea says:

    I always procrastinate because if I sit down to work, and I’m not passionate about whatever it is in that moment, I won’t be putting 100% in – better to wait til I’ve got that inspiration to make it amazing!

  6. Megan says:

    This makes so much sense to me! I think I do this often unintentionally. Mulling things over in my mind and taking some time before responding to an email or starting a project helps me to take more thoughtful action. I just need to practice the strategic aspect of procrastination! 🙂

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