Is it procrastination if you’re doing something productive?

I make lists. I try to get the things on my list done weekly. Sometimes, a project is so big that it will take several weeks to accomplish. When they get that big, I get overwhelmed. I try to start small and work my way to major.

If I have more than two things to do “first,” my brain tends to stall. I will sit and weigh my next step mentally, to decide where to start on what project.

I am trying to learn how to fix this. One of the ways I do this is to have smaller projects. For example, I manage to get the dishwasher loaded or laundry going while I figure out where to start the large project.

Is this a form of procrastination? I think so. I am being productive, but it’s not what I am supposed to be working on. I eventually get to what I need to do, but I have to work my way up to it.

I am great at procrastination. Who says you can’t be productive while doing it?

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