What are the pros and cons of procrastination? Yes, that’s right: pros and cons. Read on for my thoughts and share yours.
Most of us think of procrastination as a harmful habit. Someone who constantly puts off tasks that matter — essential goals and responsibilities that should not wait. And, yes, you could argue that procrastination delays rewards and can create problems. But what’s the upside to procrastinating? Read on.
Humans are emotionally driven. As sophisticated and cultured as we think we’ve become, our emotions drive us. Why do people cheat on their spouses, buy garbage food last-minute in line at the grocery store, or gamble more than they should? Emotion.
People are emotionally compelled to make bad decisions — lots of them. Procrastination can help control our emotional decision-making. How? By taking more time to think about what we’re about to do — procrastinating — we present the opportunity to rethink choices that could haunt us. Of course, you could use that time to continue putting off good decisions. But instead, try and use it to delay or eliminate bad ones.
What are the pros and cons of procrastination? Let me know your thoughts on this interesting question. Don’t procrastinate on sharing your point of view until tomorrow because tomorrow is promised to no one.
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