Everyone struggles with procrastination at times.
Sometimes you just don’t have the energy to work on your important tasks, so you put them off in favour of something more enjoyable. You might, for example, watch a movie when you know you should be studying.
I’ve been there a lot. Everyone has. It’s totally normal.
And the truth is it’s not really a major problem, unless you do it all the time.
When you’ve got important work to do, it’s OK to get sidetracked from time to time, as long as you’re able to catch yourself procrastinating and get back on track.
The problem is that sometimes we don’t actually know we’re procrastinating.
That’s because it’s not just TV and social media that sap up our time and energy. It’s also possible to waste a lot of time on things that appear to be useful work on the surface.
I call this insidious form of time-wasting: “producti-crastination”, because it feels a lot like productivity, only without the results.
It’s easy to fall for, but thankfully it’s also possible to beat.