While you are reading this right now, you obviously have many important tasks to complete: write a college essay, prepare an annotated bibliography list, apply for a scholarship… However, our brain needs some rest, especially, after intense mental activities.
I am a procrastinator, too. Often, when I decide to take a 5-minute rest from what I’m doing, I find myself doing something else. Recently, a friend of mine suggested a list of things that can make procrastination productive. Basically, this is killing two birds with one stone: you both have a rest and do something meaningful. Check this out, I think you’ll find something to diversify your working dynamics too.
Although we often find it daunting, we actually like house cleaning. This type of activity is perfect for procrastinators because it allows both to warm up your body and release stress. You may not notice it at once, but house cleaning helps to clean your mind. So, instead of scrolling websites, you can:
Paradoxical as it may seem, we normally do not have time to plan our time! As the result, we miss deadlines, forget about meetings, send late applications, and spend long nights cramming to pass exams. Planning, however, helps become organized and avoid stress. So, whenever you have a spare minute, why don’t you do the following?
A hectic pace of modern life leaves us with very little time for ourselves. We often postpone our hair salon visits till better days. So, when you feel like doing something relaxing, you may:
I realize that very often there are educational activities that make you procrastinate – preparing for that exam is really challenging so you may feel like watching the very last YouTube video. Still, there are many useful things you can do to take a break:
After doing something of these, you won’t feel guilty for wasting your time. Congratulations! You’ve become a productive procrastinator! And now you can switch to completing the task you have been procrastinating from.