Believe it or not, I’m a huge procrastinator. I’m better these days than I used to be, but I believe the idea of a pending deadline looming over your head is real motivation. List making is about reducing stress by helping us remember what we need to do, but it’s like that old saying, you can lead a list-maker to a Post-it, but you can’t make her complete a task. I feel like if I had some handy performance hacks, I may not be so bad when it comes to procrastinating as I am now. With that being said, I don’t think it is impossible to change that.
While it can be stressful to wait until the last minute to get things done, there are times when we can benefit from the adrenaline rush sparking our creativity. It might not be good to procrastinate all of the time, but with these tasks it may be in your favor to wait until the last minute:
1. Write creatively.