Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Is procrastination all bad?

We all procrastinate at one time or another, but is that always a bad thing? Not necessarily according to behavioral and organizational psychologists. In fact, it’s been found that procrastination can lead to greater creativity.

By definition, procrastination is the action of delaying or postponing something. During that inaction, ideas can incubate in the back of one’s mind. Even though physical action isn’t being taken to complete the task, subconsciously you may be thinking about the best way to tackle a project or coming up with different ideas that will make it great.

Procrastination gets negative connotations from those who really wait until the very last minute, leaving little time for creativity. A moderate level of procrastination, however, can give you the time you need to mull things over and unleash your creativity.

Barry LaBov
LABOV Marketing Communications and Training

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