How to Turn Procrastination Into Productivity

Some of my most productive and creative periods are the few days leading up to a big deadline at school. Those who know me well are aware that I am not a fan of the education system. I currently attend the University of Victoria for Software Engineering and am seven courses short of graduation. This post will detail one trick that I’ve learned that uses procrastination of course deadlines to enhance productivity in other areas.

Strive to be Abnormal

If you’ve ever taken statistics, you know that normal is never the best. If you were to plot out the average person’s feeling about life, normal would be right in the middle between depression and happiness. Statistically, this means that if you strive to be normal you will never experience happiness to its full potential. The point I’m trying to make here is that there are a lot of people who strive to fit within a certain mold or set of expectations, either to please the people around them or for various other reasons.