Procrastination: the action of delaying or postponing something
… Or what I prefer to call “relaxing while being stressed about whatever task has been put off” because generally (whether you procrastinate by scrolling through Instagram or watching Netflix) that is the unfortunate effects of the guilty conscience.
Procrastination has been said to be “probably the root of all your stress” – elitedaily, and I can 100% agree with that non definite statement. But it can’t be that bad, or there has to at least be something that could be humorous enough to be put on this blog.
Well, there are. So here are 3 hidden benefits of procrastination (to make your procrastination reasonable):
- Procrastination is a motivator! Or rather, it uses fear as a motivator. When you fear the consequences of a put off task as the deadline looms closer, adrenaline is released making it less painful to do those torturous assignments.
- You get smaller tasks done. When faced with a daunting task, many complete smaller projects (a procrastination technique that makes you feel better) that may not have been completed if you were motivated enough to attempt the bigger project first.
- You work faster! With a looming due date hovering over you like a rain cloud, you tend to work faster to complete a project which may have been dragged on and on when you had more time. Sounds a bit strange huh?
So next time, your partner, friends or parents talk down your procrastinating habits you can pull out these 3 perfect excuses and convince them of the art of procrastination.
Read more procrastination benefits (my two sources) – an educational way to put off that assignment