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