In this episode, we’ll be speaking about how procrastination helps creativity and how it is necessary for the right circumstances. Procrastination affects all people on this planet irrespective of who they are.
It is an all-pervasive habit and is considered wasteful. But it doesn’t have to be perceived that way.
Here’s what I speak about in this podcast episode.
- Procrastination helps creativity and is necessary
- Healthy and unhealthy procrastination
- Self-awareness and balance
- How procrastination can be used by creative people
Procrastination doesn’t have to be a bad thing if you learn to make it productive. Sometimes, our brain must wait until it’s ready to start executing. Procrastination is a great way for our brain to gather more information and ideas before beginning the work.
Whenever I procrastinate before starting my podcast, I try to spend a few minutes on social media to gather more information on the topic I want to talk about on my podcast. It makes me productive rather than lazy. That is what I call healthy procrastination.
Procrastination Helps Creativity Blossom and Bloom
Social media can be distracting. When you spend hours surfing and wasting time rather than using it to find more data for your creative work, it is unhealthy procrastination.
Self-awareness is vital when procrastinating. You have to make sure you’re not entirely wasting your time or being lazy. You should be aware of what you’re getting into, as everything has consequences.
It is essential to find the right balance. If you find the right balance between consuming and creating content, you’ll create boundaries and limits for your procrastination. Going for walks and exploring your neighborhood is another way of healthy procrastination.
If we change the way we look at procrastination, perhaps it’s not a bad thing after all. As Wayne Dyer wisely says, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”