|Completion of Winter Sports, (best in sport medals): Photograph by Melissa Mead 2012|
MMinP: Well now I think it's important to look at the story behind the procrastination. Is it because you are actually trying to get too much done and it's your subconscious saying...whoa - give me a break. Is it fear of completing a task that will get you closer to the dreams you dream?
This is close to my heart because as a mother of young children I always felt that I wasn't getting anything done and when I did have a moment I'd be so dazed and dumbfounded that I'd waste that time. Was I wasting it? I actually needed the break. Now that my kids are a little older (still quite young though) I have more moments of time for me. I find many opportunities to procrastinate. And I indulge often. What I miss most at the end of the day/week is that feeling of completion.
Perhaps, procrastination is a signal to self that we need to think a little deeper about what's important to accomplish and also take seriously our need for time out. Time out is a time to create dreams and allow the dust to settle from our endeavors. Completion makes new roads to the destination of our dreams.
Procrastination is only a bad thing when it's a habit that we forget we can actually change. Balance is everything.