This may seem like counter intuitive advice, but hear me out. One of the biggest reasons why people get stuck in a rut is because they spend too much time thinking about what they should be doing, and not enough time actually doing it. If you find yourself stuck in a rut, try procrastinating more. Instead of spending hours reflecting on what you should be doing, give yourself permission to do nothing. Watch a movie, take a nap, go for a walk, read a book… do anything that will help you relax and clear your mind. Once you’ve taken some time to relax, you’ll be able to approach your goal with a fresh perspective and new ideas.
Ten reasons why procrastination can be good for you:
1. It gives you time to think about what you really want to do.
2. It allows you to gather more information so you can make a better decision.
3. It gives you a chance to change your mind if you’re not sure about something.
4. It lets you off the hook if you’re not ready to do something yet.
5. It gives you more time to prepare if you’re feeling anxious or scared about something.
6. It gives you an opportunity to procrastinate on other things so you can focus on the task at hand.
7. It allows you to enjoy the process of anticipation and build excitement for what’s to come.
8. It makes the accomplishment that much sweeter when you finally do it.
9. It gives you a chance to practice self–control and delayed gratification.
10. It can be used as a tool to help you achieve your goals (just don’t procrastinate on your goals!).