How to Procrastinate Productively!

by Janice

It was 10 pm.

The house was asleep, but my to do list was keeping me from crashing on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and my remote control.

I needed to work, but after a long day, I was not in the mood. I needed a break. I needed to get inspired.

I stared at my blank post — waiting for the words to fall onto the screen apparently. They didn’t.


So I clicked over to Twitter – just for a quick hit, promise!

I actually haven’t been spending as much time on Twitter as usual. I have been tending to spend my engagement hours on Facebook, having more conversations over there. To be honest, I was out of my Twitter rhythm.

But within a few moments, I was hooked and having fun — laughing so hard my dog was looking at me!

I chatted and DMd and followed links to some awesome posts. I made new friends, like the hysterical @HowToBeADad, and connected with old ones, like the fabulous @NoFlashCards.

And it was just what I needed.

Soon enough, it was “closing time” for my pacific coast tweeps (of course my east coast friends were tucked in their beds by then!)

And while my friends shut down their machines and headed off to bed, I started writing.

Those two hours of conversation and blog reading had inspired me — had reminded me why I love blogging and how we are never alone online.

I wrote until 4am. And I had a blast.

Yes, it had put me behind schedule. But my productive procrastination had reminded me why I am in this game in the first place.

P.S. Here is the post I wrote that night: 5 Tips to Make Sure You have a Blast at Conferences!

TELL ME: What do you do for productive procrastination — something that gets you past the blah and into the good.

Written by Janice, co-founder of the Mom Blog, 5 Minutes for Mom
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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at

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