3+ Ways to Productively Procrastinate

Did you know that there are some GOOD ways to procrastinate?

Recently I checked in on a client (a sophomore in college) about how well she’s following through on a project plan, and she told me that she was doing terribly. However, it was a “productive” kind of terrible, because she was getting something else important done as well.

This made me curious about how many ways there are to procrastinate productively, so I made a little video musing on this issue. Check it out!! Make sure you watch until the end so that you hear the warning about how not to overuse this sneaky way of procrastinating.

And if you don’t feel like waiting here’s the whiteboard:

The Surprising yet Simple Tool that Gets Kids Organizing in Seconds

My client Jasmine is in 7th grade, has ADHD, and is an organizational disaster. Last week I asked her to organize her accordion folder by class; this week she had failed to do so. Papers were everywhere, in all kinds of disorder.

And then…I pulled out a tool that changed everything (dun dun duuuuuun!): my label maker.

Whereas before she was a happy but distracted kid totally disinterested in organizing, suddenly she was a changed child: sitting up straight, typing in all her little labels, cutting them out, putting them in all the correct slots in her file.

At one point I heard her giggle, and she passed over the label maker to me. “Can I print this one out? Pleeeeaaaaase?!” On the label were the words: “I am awesome.”

“Of course,” I responded… and soon she had a new sticker gracing the front of her planner as well.

Of course, it remains to be seen whether she actually maintains her organization system. However, we’ll tackle that next week. I’m thrilled that she actually HAS an organization system to MAINTAIN thanks to the label maker.

Have you tried a label maker in your own household? Did it drastically shift your ability to organize? I’d love to hear about it! Please comment, below.

P.S. Do you know a student who could use some help organizing? Forward them this article!