POTUSinterruptus t1_j18rmt5 wrote

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I'm a habitual procrastinator, and it sometimes causes issues. Most often, it has no meaningful impact on the quality of my life--the time I save rushing to finish the task is offset almost exactly by the extra stress. Sometimes though, the task resolves itself--as happened in your case.

I think non-procrastinators would be shocked at how many of life's "problems" just go away on their own if you can convince yourself to leave them alone for a bit.

It's easy to imagine problems that get worse with time, and I think anxiety about that outcome is what pushes people to immediate action. I argue that an experienced procrastinator will have a better sense for which tasks are likely to devolve into problems vs which ones are likely to simply dissolve.