Procrastination: Time Waster or Life Saver?

Let’s face it, we’ve all experienced that irresistible call to just ignore all of our problems and responsibilities to instead indulge in mindless binge-watching or following a Wikipedia trail. Don’t be ashamed, everyone has faced this at one point or another.

In many cases, it is, as is listed above, a time-waster. This is in cases when someone procrastinates to the point where they could not hope to ever catch up on the mountains of work that sit, ignored, in front of them as they happily continue to avoid it. I am not, nor will I ever, say that this sort of behavior is acceptable for any responsible adult looking to be successful.

But what I am saying is that, in some cases, procrastination, otherwise known as simply taking a break, can be good for you. We all know that life is high-stress, and it can be difficult to find time for oneself, but I encourage you to do it. Take an afternoon when you have time and simply rest. Explore Youtube or any other website that catches your fancy. Read a book for fun. It does not matter what you do, as long as it is not related to the work you could be working on instead. In this way, you will become a more interesting person, with unusual hobbies and knowledgeable in fields that are not your chosen career. Procrastination is a way to set yourself apart, to let people, and yourself, know that you are not just your career but you are also your interests and hobbies, as well.