I feel horrible when I procrastinate. Obviously I don’t feel horrible enough to stop. But I do feel bad.
That’s because the concept of procrastination is inherently bad. But leisure and relaxation are good concepts. We all need time to unwind and recharge. Unfortunately, I often procrastinate so much that I don’t have time to unwind after I finally get my work done.
So my rest and relaxation is filled with anxiety and guilt. That defeats the purpose!
But you can enjoy your moments of procrastination. The key is to stop thinking of it as procrastination. Instead of feeling guilty about, plan procrastination into your day. Decide when and how long you’ll watch tv or play video games. Put some fun time into your schedule. That turns procrastination into legitimate R&R.
At first you’ll feel guilty because the world wants you to be busy. We don’t need to though. There is a time to work and a time to rest. Also a time to play and procrastinate. Don’t feel guilty for recharging your creative batteries.