Procrastination is nearly seen as the worst sin ever, but I think this is an error.
I think procrastination is a self defense against a materialistic world that want you to use your time with many for you meaningless things.
Work today is for most people paid slavery where they use a large part of the day working with things that don’t interest them, with no influence or creativity, simply mindless assembly line work.
It is said we should put our fate in God’s hand, this is actually what procrastination is about.
I have been a master procrastinator all of my life. In childhood I didn’t do much family work, and was allowed not to, my familys world was theirs, and my world mine, and I was extremely good at finding interesting things to do myself.
The same in school, I was extremely bad at preparing schoolwork, everything that didn’t interest me I shunned. What interested me I learned, but in my tempo, I didn’t follow the curriculum. The school wasn’t as lenient as my parents though.
I didn’t know what I wanted to make a living by, so I stayed in school as long as possible. In high school I learned to program an Olivetti table computer, and now I knew what I should, computer science! If I had gone in panic I may have ended up with something I would have hated.
The jobs I got came my way, I didn’t apply for them. I have applied for one job, but it wasn’t what I wanted, so I said no when talking with them. I didn’t get in panic if I was out of job, I just waited, there always came a job that nearly was spot on what I dreamed about. My dreams I see as my higher I’s preparing me to say yes when the possibility came.
Every place I have worked have been preordained as I had shared karma with the people working there, it was not some random happening.
I think most stress and depression comes when we don’t follow our common sense, where I think procrastination belongs, when we do things we shouldn’t do, where we do what others think we should, follow other’s plans, without we ourself have any real influence.
I think that the older the souls the more they try not to make trivial and meaningless jobs and studies.
There will of course be things we have to do, the solution is to make it interesting, become interested. If I am inspired I can make anything, if not, nothing.
This is a fine description of procrastination, but without my musings above.