The phrase “productive procrastination” sounds like such an oxymoron. It seems counter-intuitive to think that procrastination can ever be productive, especially when you put the supposed definitions of both side by side:
Productive \ prə-ˈdək-tiv \ (adjective)
having the quality or power of producing [something], especially in abundance
Procrastination \ prə-ˌkra-stə-ˈnā-shən \ (noun)
the act of putting off intentionally the doing of something that should be done
And yet, in productivity spheres, the idea of productive procrastination is often tossed about. But what exactly does it mean?
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