“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
Ahh, procrastination. It gets such a bad rep.
And yet, I don’t associate that word with negativity.
When I think of procrastination, I think of me doing whatever I please at whatever pace I please, wherever I please… and you get the point.
Sounds like fun to me.
At least until I get myself into trouble for that thing I should have done but, didn’t.
But, all that aside, still overall a good time, right?
Anyways, my questions for you is…
What are you DOING while you procrastinate?
Because according to Jessica Hische…
“The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.”
Notice she says, the WORK. So, I guess facebooking and watching reality TV doesn’t count.
She also says, PROBABLY. So, maybe what you do while you procrastinate is sheer nonsense or maybe it’s an indicator. An indicator of something worth exploring.
How I’ve been procrastinating
I have a habit of tweaking my website(s) way too much.
If you’ve been following me from the beginning, you may have noticed that I’ve changed my header 85 times. (OK, not that many)
I also enjoy browsing website themes and adjusting them to death, and trying to figure out all that fun code stuff.
I’m not very good at any of this “work” that I do while I procrastinate, but I could do it ALL day and not realize how much time I wasted.
If I could afford to buy some graphic design software, I would… and I would easily waste ridiculous amounts of time playing with it.
In the end, I realize I should be writing and not messing so much with the look of my blog.
I realize I should be painting and not messing so much with the look of my online store.
But, I’m very visual and I notice little things that other people… apparently don’t.
So, I get anxious thinking about ways to make things more aesthetically pleasing. And if I don’t know how to do it, I’m anxious to learn how.
And I don’t know how quite often.
So, I research, and look for tutorials and YouTube videos and how-to articles.
By this point, many more hours utilized procrastinating have passed.
But, is there some hidden value there?
Is this the type of procrastination that is considered an indicator?
For me, it indicates, that I won’t rest until I learn what I want to learn about website development and graphic design. For me, it indicates that I found myself yet ANOTHER creative outlet.
And it’s worth exploring.
Do I go to school? Do I head to the library and splurge on some software?
I’m not sure.
But, I do know that I’m turning my time wasted into an investment.
Could you do the same?
What are you working on while you procrastinate?
Let me know in the comments….
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