Procrastination is usually somewhere south of productive behavior. But here’s a way you can think about it and even use it to your advantage.
The first step in the process is to think about every significant To Do list you’ve ever created. What is the one thing they all have in common?
One or more tasks on the list never got done.
And that’s perfectly OK. If you need to know the thought process that backs that up, read this post.
Sometimes it’s lack of willpower or laziness or fear that makes you procrastinate. But there are also times when a gut feeling just makes you pass over a task again and again. Think back to a time when you had an item sit on your To Do list for period of time and then at some point you realized the task was no longer relevant. Maybe someone else took care of it, or maybe circumstances changed and it just didn’t need to be done. If you had done the now irrelevant task, it would have been wasted time. Now you’re extra smart for putting it off. Yeah!
Be honest with yourself and take a moment to check your motivation. Might there be a legitimate reason that you’re postponing doing that task?