Bloganuary – January Blog Challenge – Day 27

Hello, and thanks for stopping by! I’m still sick with the flu, so this post will be short again. Today’s Bloganuary question is “What are the pros and cons of procrastination?” I have ADHD. I probably procrastinate more than most. I really need to work on procrastinating less… but I’m procrastinating. Anyway, interestingly enough, writing out pros and cons is a skill I’ve been practicing in DBT therapy. This shouldn’t be too hard. I wrote out a list below.

Pros of Procrastination

1) I get to stay in comfort zone without changes in environment

2) I get to avoid expending energy and effort

3) I don’t need to break my hyper-focus on whatever I’m doing at the moment

4) I don’t need to get anxious or overwhelmed thinking about the things that need to be done

Cons of Procrastination

1) I lose the opportunity to practice functioning outside my comfort zone

2) I might fall behind on time-sensitive chores or miss opportunities entirely

3) I might become sluggish from avoiding activity

4) I will not experience a sense of reward for completing tasks if I never do them

5) I will end up with even more worry and anxiety long-term from failing to do the basic tasks

6) I will feel down on myself and/or angry at myself for not getting things done

Hopefully, this list was satisfactory for answering today’s prompt. I also hope it might be useful for others dealing with procrastination. And with that in mind, I’m off to clean the litterbox and take the dishes down to the kitchen! Have a good one and thanks for reading.

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