Procrastination gets a bad rap, but there are upsides to putting things off. In his TED Talk, organizational psychologist Adam Grant makes a convincing case that it can fuel creativity, giving you "time to consider divergent ideas, to think in nonlinear ways, to make unexpected leaps."
But, too much of a good thing can throw a wrench in your professional plans. Sometimes, you just need to get stuff done, and sooner rather than later. To do otherwise is to risk angering your boss, coworkers and clients — not to mention, adding a lot of unnecessary stress.
When you find yourself putting things off to the detriment of productivity, these strategies can help: