Bloganuary Day 27

It’s kind of ironic that the last few Bloganuary prompts have been questions I’ve already answered, but here we are, at Bloganuary Day 27, and the team at WordPress wants to know: What are the pros and cons of procrastination?”

First of all, despite it being spelled “procrastination,” there are no pros to procrastination. All I can think of are cons…

  1. A never-ending to-do list
  2. Assignments piling up with little time left to complete them
  3. Missing deadlines
  4. Missing promotions
  5. Dreams unfulfilled
  6. Lack of sleep
  7. An overreactive brain
  8. Burnout
  9. Lost opportunities
  10. Loss of motivation
  11. Perpetuating the cycle of being unreliable…

As an experienced procrastinator, I can assure you that a lot of negatives come with procrastination. These are just my top eleven, but I could go on and on.

But for those of you who insist that there can be “positive” results from procrastinating again and again, I’ve managed to put together a list of “pros”…

  1. Non-progression
  2. Failure to be proactive
  3. Unproductive
  4. Loss of profit
  5. Profuse workload
  6. Increased problems
  7. Proclivity for putting things off
  8. Projects prolonged indefinitely
  9. Probability of finishing tasks lowered
  10. Promises broken
  11. From efficient to prodigal

Got ya, didn’t I?

Truthfully, no matter how you spin it, I don’t believe anything good can ever come out of procrastinating, especially not after I discovered that the Bible calls it a sin. And like any other sin, it feels right in the moment, but you will always, always come to regret it in the end.

That’s my lesson for today. I’ll see you tomorrow for our next Bloganuary prompt, which I hopefully won’t procrastinate in responding to!

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We’re all familiar with the cons, but do you agree with my assessment that there are no pros to procrastination? Why or why not?



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