How procrastinating can be a good thing for productivity

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Procrastinating can be a good thing. You read that right! Procrastination can help you be MORE productive when used correctly.

I’m talking about something I call “positive procrastination.” The simple definition: A commitment to get things done in the future—rather than right now. Why is this helpful? It frees up more time for you today.

When you jam every hour of your day with activities, you’re gambling with your productivity and focus! You leave no room for unexpected interruptions and emergencies. Positive procrastination gives you room to handle those inevitable moments without falling behind on your responsibilities.

In short, ask yourself this question before scheduling a task: Can it be done thirty days from now instead of ten?

 

This is one of over a hundred tips to help you fine tine your time management system from my course, Time Management Tips, on LinkedIn Learningdavecrenshaw.com/timetips.

If you haven’t already built a time management system that works for you, start with my flagship course, Time Management Fundamentals. The best part is if you take it before October 15th, it’s FREE! You can find it here: davecrenshaw.com/time.