Procrastination: the action of delaying or postponing something. So basically waiting until the last possible moment to do something. Some people are firm believers in getting things done way ahead of time to save them the stress, or if you are like me, wait until the last moment to do things and cause yourself extreme stress. For those of you fellow procrastinators, this has become a way of life and is how you get your work done. For those of you who disprove of procrastination, it is actually a lot more healthy than believed and here's how.
It teaches you how to perform under stress.
After the first couple of meltdowns due to stress from procrastination, procrastinators have learned how to turn the stress of a deadline into motivation to finish work in a minimal amount of time. In addition, this causes us to perform better than the average person under pressure since we know and have learned how to deal with this stress.
It helps with time management and multitasking.
Procrastinators strategically plan when they will put their work off until so that they have time to do the other work that they also put off doing. In a way, this unorganized way of getting work done is, in fact, somewhat organized.
It forces you to practice prioritization.
In life, people have priorities. Furthermore, in life, we get put in tough positions where we have to choose one thing in our life over the other. During these times, you can't be indecisive, but rather need to get your priorities in check. Luckily, us procrastinators have practiced prioritization for years through choosing certain things in our life over doing the work that we were assigned.
It causes you to use your creativity and in turn, molds creative personalities.
When under pressure, your brain is more spastic than when you are casually getting work done. When your brain is in this state, it causes you to think outside of the box and come up with more creative thoughts and work that your brain usually wouldn't have thought of.
It allows you to live in the moment.
When you're on your death bed, I highly doubt you will be remembering all of the work you did during your life, but rather reminiscing on all of the fun and exciting adventures you had. Some work is imperative but in some scenarios, the experiences you choose to engage in over doing work is more meaningful and will turn into memories that will stay with you for the rest of your life.