I think I’ve written a few times about procrastination. Yes, really, I just jumped in and did it!
It’s been a few long months since I have posted on Too Many Pies. In my last post I wrote some notes to self about ideas on the boil and projects to complete. I’m pretty happy that I’ve managed to find a ‘hat with earflap’ pattern, part-design some cotton knits and make some adequate calzones.
In my pursuit of a new colour palette I realised the only colour combinations I don’t use are primary colour combinations—and I’m not about to start now, so I can sort-of tick this one off. (OK, so I didn’t complete this one, but thinking about it and realising it was a stupid idea in the first place is just as good IMO)
Most of the other ideas revealed in that post are still percolating and many others have been added. I’ve started making fingerless gloves. I’m wrestling with a couple of mathematical problems in my design work. I’ve been working puns about fish into some new imagery. I’m in procrastination heaven!
An interesting read penned by Adam Grant titled Why I Taught Myself to Procrastinate gives reasons why procrastination is a good thing:
When you procrastinate, you’re more likely to let your mind wander. That gives you a better chance of stumbling onto the unusual and spotting unexpected patterns. Nearly a century ago, the psychologist Bluma Zeigarnik found that people had a better memory for incomplete tasks than for complete ones. When we finish a project, we file it away. But when it’s in limbo, it stays active in our minds.
LIMBO and ACTIVE are oxymoronic but perfectly describe the state of my procrastination. It’s a good thing, I agree. Every day holds great excitement and promise as I delve into the substantial Repository of Incomplete.