We can all agree that procrastination is a bad thing and that’s why I’ve listed resources I use to avoid it. However, there are different kinds of procrastination and you could benefit by replacing bad habits with slightly better ones – with self improvement as a result.
For example, one of my goals in 2014 is to exercise daily and I’ve got a weekly workout schedule to follow but sometimes I procrastinate. Instead of taking the run I planned, I stay in my home gym and lift some weights. It’s not what I planned but it’s still a healthy habit.
Another example is time wasting when using my computer. By blocking every bad site, I actually end up procrastinating by visiting Duolingo – a free tool for language learning.
In a perfect world, there wouldn’t be any procrastination but until then – why not make your procrastination somewhat productive? Pick some healthy habits you want to accomplish this year. Use RescueTime to find out where you procrastinate. Block the sites, using SelfControl, and then replace them with something that will help you progress towards your goals.
You might replace your social media addiction with learning a new language or instrument.
The photo above was taken during one of these sessions. Instead of studying, I took my camera for a long walk. It’s still procrastination but I get something good out of it.