Productive Procrastination

"For creativity, what you really need is looser, less focused thinking - and that seems to come with slight engagement in an undemanding task."

This is backed by a brand-new study presented by Jihae Shin and Adam Grant where their results showed that people who took a few short breaks tended to come up with far more creative ideas than low- and high- procrastinators.

Thus strengthening the idea that moderate levels of distraction can unleash innovative thinking.

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Why procrastination can help fuel creativity

bbc.com

Wasting Time Creatively
  • Successful and innovative companies such as Apple and Google actively encourage their employees to take time-outs during the working day in order to boost creative thinking.
  • Activities like walking and taking short naps actually increases and boosts creativity. Wherein it is an important asset to have in an increasingly competitive workplace.
  • Innovative thinking is needed more than ever, and we can only have it if we allow the conscious mind to find diversion and wander freely from time to time.

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