Letters from readers – August 3, 2023
Dear Campus, In a world that glorifies productivity, we often overlook the benefits of healthy procrastination. Society's obsession with endless to-do lists has turned us into workaholics, but slowing down can actually boost creativity. Research from the University of Wisconsin reveals that moderate procrastinators are 28 percent more likely to come up with innovative ideas. Structured procrastination, as advocated by John Perry in the book, The Art of Procrastination, can keep us focused and motivated. To distinguish between good and bad procrastination, we need to be intentional and ask if it helps recharge and refocus. Embrace a balanced approach, and you'll be happier and more productive in the long run. So, fellow procrastinators, let's celebrate our genius and enjoy those sweet breaks!
Dear Ashzaheen, You make a wonderful point. We also agree that sometimes, people get caught up in the hustle lifestyle, and forget to take time off for themselves. You have probably heard the adage that if you don't take time off for yourself, your body will do it by force by falling ill. So yes, it is important to work hard, but we must also remember to rest as much as necessary.