How I Beat Procrastination: Do It Today, Not Tomorrow
Darius Foroux

While I generally agree with the ethic of making the most of one’s time by not putting tasks off, there are often instances when not all things can be done as desired. I recently looked up the etymology of the word “procrastinate” and have since seen the term in a more positive light. If “crastine” were a legitimate word in the English language, it would mean something like “of tomorrow,” much as the word “pristine” would mean “of the primal.” I have since taken to mindful procrastination — that is, I carefully decide on what can be procrastinated, and try to finish the most relevant work for the day. Rather than seeing it as a shameful habit, I find procrastination to be a useful tool.

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