Do Something Else Productive
If we didn’t manage to convince you that procrastination can be good for you, then you could try productive procrastination instead. Basically taking time away from the current project you’re working on to do some other work instead; whether it’s another graphic design project, going grocery shopping, putting some laundry on or something else completely.
If you’ve set time aside to be productive and get work done, it can be hard to commit to doing unproductive stuff – like we’ve suggested. So, if you do something productive, you can avoid feeling guilty about not getting any work done. Makes sense, right?
Do Some Bad Work
If we didn’t lose you when we suggested procrastinating, there’s a chance we might lose you here instead… But trust us – bad work can be good. To steal some common writing advice: the first draft of anything you do is bound to be bad. As it’s often said, ‘writing is rewriting’ – so surely ‘designing is redesigning’? When you’re starting on a new project it can be helpful to avoid moderating yourself as you go along… Let yourself go wild! Explore every idea and impulse you have, no matter how silly, and see where it leads.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO NOW?