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Productive Procrastination: The Truth Behind the Myth

Lanise Beavers
March 17, 2016

There are many things you learn when you enter college: how to deal with friends, how to live with others, and how to navigate every space you encounter. One of the best (nonacademic) things I’ve learned so far at Kenyon is how to productively procrastinate. Now, I know it sounds crazy, but it’s quite possibly the best discovery since the Internet.

Productive Procrastination is that point in procrastinating when you don’t want to do schoolwork, but you might feel a little guilty about sitting around and doing absolutely nothing. There are many ways to productively procrastinate, like cleaning your room … 

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 Catching up on your favorite show … 

(We have to know what happened on Scandal and Jane the Virgin, am I right?)

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Hanging out with friends …

Taking a nap, because who can work when they’re tired? …

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Responding to an important email from four days ago …

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or doing the laundry you said you were going to do two weeks ago. 

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Basically, it’s just doing something other than schoolwork that you should probably do!