Thursday, September 25, 2014

CAED Day 16: The Art Of Procrastination

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I was hoping to tell you about another home project today but life got in the way and it's not finished yet.  It also probably didn't help that I took an extended "Pinterest break" last night.  I love Pinterest. It has turned procrastination into an art form for me!

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I used to really be hard on myself for procrastinating but now I accept that it is just a part of my creative process.  Often it is not really procrastination as much as it is an instinctual pause, giving me space to let my ideas develop or time to come up with a better solution to a problem.

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When I find myself procrastinating too much, however, I know it's a signal that my perfectionist tendencies or some other issue is keeping me from moving forward.  It turns out Pinterest is actually great therapy for that too, as evidenced by my "Recovering Perfectionist" board:

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So you see with Pinterest, procrastination is actually a good thing.  I hope you'll follow me there.  Happy pinning!

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  1. Isn't it hard to allow ourselves to procrastinate when it's generally thought to be such a BAD THING! I completely agree that it's often essential to the creative process to let things 'germinate' but as you say, we have to give ourselves - and perhaps, one another! - permission!

    1. I'm glad you agree, Judy! And you have my full permission to procrastinate any time you want to! :)