- by C.C.
Procrastination is often considered the mortal enemy of productivity. However, while we’ve been conditioned to believe that there’s no good way to put off something on our to-do list, that’s actually far from the truth.
Enter: productive procrastination. Unlike delaying responsibilities to watch TV or text friends, productive forms of procrastination can actually help you accomplish your tasks more efficiently in the long run.
“The more we suppress our ‘don’t want to do’ feelings, the less likely we’ll do whatever it is,” explains psychotherapist Karen R. Koenig, M.Ed., LCSW.
“By not pressuring ourselves to do a behavior or take an action and instead non-judgmentally examining the feelings why we don’t want to do it, we are more likely to be able to work through these feelings and resolve our ambivalence.”
Don’t know how to start? These tips for procrastinating productively will have you turning those breaks into something useful in no time.