Well! It’s nice to know I am not the only analytical sarcastic son of a gun in the group.
Why does Hamlet procrastinate?!
What are the pros and cons of procrastination? Bloganuary 27
Procrastination comes from lack of organization, at least I think. And I often hand in work on top of the loop, but never late.
My take on procrastination and living on purpose.
I always hated pro and con papers. Perhaps that’s why I put them off.
I’m trying my best to procrastinate less.
What’s really interesting is that most people seem to think that those who procrastinate are lazy. At the same time, there is scientific proof that procrastination is a sign of intelligence.
Overall, this is true, yet it depends on why someone is procrastinating. Are they procrastinating because they’re lazy and are simply trying to avoid taking responsibility? Then the individual isn’t so smart.
If someone procrastinates because they haven’t found the best solution for the task at hand, that’s a clear sign of intelligence. They want to wait until they can come up with a solution before working on it.
There’s another reason for procrastination that makes an even clearer and stronger case for intelligence.
I have Asperger’s. Before I go any further I must mention that those with Asperger’s aren’t disabled or have a disabled. Being neurodiverse isn’t a sign of being mentally incapacitated. Thinking differently doesn’t mean something is wrong with them. It simply means they think differently. I write more extensively about that in my memoir.
Okay, back to the issue at hand.
Those of us with Asperger’s – or anywhere on the spectrum – become very focused when we’re working on something. Everything else seems to just fade away into the distant background. This is why so many areas in our lives don’t get the attention they normally should get.
For instance, I’m a writer and I’m always on my computer writing. I love writing. I not only love writing, I even love the physical act of writing. I’m a pretty fast typist and I love feeling my fingers fly across the keyboard while typing. I love getting my ideas on paper and expounding on them.
While I’m laser focused on my writing, the last thing I want to do is stop the flow to take a shower, comb my hair, or even eat, because, at that moment in time, those are inconsequential things that aren’t worth my attention.
For those who are neurotypical, this might be hard to understand. If you’ve never been so laser-focused on something then you could never understand.
I think this is because those with Asperger’s have very active brains. My brain never seems to shut off. I’m always thinking. Never resting.
To me, that’s one of the beauties of having Asperger’s. There are so many pluses that I’ve never thought of it as a handicap at all.
Well, that’s it in a nutshell.
This reminded me of the power of pausing sometimes … https://jml297.com/2023/01/28/bloganuary-day-27-what-are-the-pros-and-cons-of-procrastination/
[…] Procrastination. One word that carries a lot of weight and consequences whether positive and negative. I doubt if there’s anyone who hasn’t slept on certain things at some point in time and the truth is that procrastination does not always connote negativity. Indeed, there are some benefits to be derived from procrastinating and the assumption that we must be active every time – as society often deems action as progress – is not always valid. […]
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