We've all been there: A deadline is looming, or you've been diligently working away at a project until you just can't keep going. As frustrating as it may be in the moment, it is quite natural for our brains to need a break to recuperate and process before hunkering down and getting back to work. Instead of falling down the internet rabbit hole, keep a list handy of simple, easy things you want to do 'when you get the time.'
Here's the catch: You can get just as distracted with the things on your list, as you can by social media. So put a timer on for 10-15 minutes, and make it a point to return to your original task when the buzzer goes off.
Here are a few suggestions from my personal list:
I can go on, but you get the picture. Your list might look completely different, so I made a simple printable you can tuck into your planner or stick on the fridge.
I'm curious - what will you put on your 'Purposeful Procrastination' list?