Procrastination is considered a bad thing, while patience a virtue. So what’s the difference? One is putting off something you know you need to do-the result is often anxiety. While the other involves waiting peacefully until the time is right.
Do I have the information I need to make an informed decision or take the correct action?
Am I overwhelmed, stuck and unable to move forward even when I know what I must do?
The patient one is actively engaged in considering possibilities and setting goals, a budget, a tentative schedule. The procrastinator is turning the receptors off. Stops opening the closet, the mail, won’t return the phone call, is daunted by information.
Sometimes a little procrastination can be a healthy thing. Got a prickly pear of a problem? Do something relaxing to clear your head. Go for a walk, take a drive. Seek help from above.
Peace will come in patient planning.