Productive Procrastination

Productive Procrastination

Instead of writing a post, I just spent a few minutes tweaking the link structure of the posts on my website.

I didn’t really feel like starting on a post yet, so I started making a little bit of progress on a related item. It got me into the backend of my website, and got my mindset focused on my blog.

If you don’t feel like doing the task on your to-do list, what is something that you enjoy doing related to that task? You’ll want it to feel good while still getting your mind prepped to do the important work. If you need to write a blog post, what if you start by browsing images, getting your workstation prepped, or organizing your ideas? If you need to clean the house, what if you started with you started with your favorite chore? Maybe it could even be tidying the collection of your favorite action figures or stuffed animals.

Taking any sort of action, regardless of how effective it is off the bat, can help you get the ball rolling.

Reduce the barrier to taking action on the thing you have to do and start gaining some momentum. Before you know it, you’ll decide it’s time to move onto the task you’re procrastinating and the deep work starts.

Questions, comments, or want to start a discussion? I’d love to know your thoughts! Let’s chat over on this post’s Twitter thread.