How to procrastinate properly

Tactics for beating procrastination abound, but a new creative project may be just the right time to sort out your sock drawer.
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Procrastinating by doing chores, watching Netflix or even staring out the window is essential for creativity. Image:

Inheriting the Protestant work ethic, most of us have been taught to see procrastination as unproductive and lazy. But a new body of thinking suggests procrastination can be a positive act for creatives.

Read: Is procrastination good for your work?

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Madeleine Dore
About the Author
Madeleine Dore is a freelance writer and founder of Extraordinary Routines, an interview project exploring the intersection between creativity and imperfection. She is the previous Deputy Editor at ArtsHub. Follow her on Twitter at @RoutineCurator