Sometimes life can cause us to feel tangled up inside.
When we've got a difficult decision to make; when we're in a challenging situation that we can't figure our way out of; when we're overwhelmed with life; when we're in a conflict with someone we love.
This tangle can be uncomfortable at best, painful at worst.
In these situations, our instinct may be to try to work really hard trying to untangle the knot.
Procrastination gets a bad rap.
Sure, it has its faults, but when we take a closer look, it's not so black and white.
Here are four reasons why procrastination isn't always all bad.
1. Procrastinating one task can motivate us to complete another.
Perhaps you can relate to this experience: You have something you are avoiding. You will do anything to not do That Thing!
Yes...even things that you were previously procrastinating doing!
Example: You really need to clean out that garage. I mean, really.
You haven't even opened some of those boxes in ten years. Do you really need those mismatched dishes? Those strings of old broken Christmas lights? Five dozen issues of National Geographic for that collage you are sure you will start one day?
It feels like such a daunting project. You can't bring yourself to even begin. Then one day...
fara tucker, lcsw
therapist~consultant~teacher in Portland, Oregon