Want to get more done? Stop engaging in unconscious procrastination and start practicing creative procrastination.
What’s the difference?
Most of us, myself included, have the tendency of procrastinating without thinking about it and therefore unintentionally put off on big, valuable, and important tasks that can ultimately have a big impact on our lives.
Instead, we should practice creative procrastination. This is when we deliberately put off tasks that are of low value so we can have more time for those big and important tasks we mentioned early.
If you’d like to take it a step further, you can even start reviewing certain tasks in your daily routine and begin to identify any time-consuming tasks or activities that you can reduce or get rid of entirely.
Doing so can help give you that extra time you’ve been asking for. Time that you could use to start doing the things that have a high value to you. Perhaps things such as spending more time with family, exercising more, reading that book, or doing something else that enhances the quality of your life.
The main take away? Brian Tracy sums it up nicely in his book, Eat That Frog, when he says, “Since you can’t do everything, you must learn to deliberately put off those tasks that are of low value so that you have enough time to do the few things that really count.”
Eat That Frog is a great read for anyone wanting to overcome procrastination so they can have more time in their lives for the more important things.
Feel free to check it out with the link below.
You may also like to check out the article 4 Steps to Achieve Your Full Potential for some inspirational ideas on how you can achieve your goals.
What are your thoughts about procrastination? Is it something that you have struggled with like me? What has been effective for you?