Procrastination is widely known as something evil that prevents you from getting anything productive accomplished. You tell yourself that you’ll do it tomorrow… or next week… or next month. You find millions of excuses to not do what you’ve set out to do… and millions of excuses to do anything but what you’ve set out to do.
But procrastination is a good thing sometimes. It can trick you into doing necessary and productive, but hated, household chores like vacuuming and dusting and cleaning the bathroom. Ordinarily, you wouldn’t be enthusiastic about those kinds of things, but when you’re making an excuse not to do what you’ve set out to do, those tasks suddenly become fun and interesting.
Even if you’re procrastinating by staring into space or surfing through the void of the Internet, that time you’ve “wasted” can still be useful. You never know when a brilliant idea might suddenly slap you in the face (or tap you on the shoulder – considerably less painful). So, with the knowledge that procrastination can be inspiring and a force for good, don’t despair when you find yourself sucked into a tunnel of “I’ll do it tomorrows.” But as with all good things, you don’t want to procrastinate too much. 🙂