Well, it certainly can be. It can be a real productivity killer.
You have a deadline, it’s getting closer and closer, and you still haven’t closed your Twitter page and got started.
Some people argue they work best under pressure, so procrastination is a positive thing. I’m not sure about that. Sounds like a clever, or not so clever, rationalization to me.
All that said, I know there have been times when I have been procrastinating for what turned out to be a pretty good reason.
For example, in one instance I was due to send a prospective client a proposal for a substantial writing project. We had agreed on the scope of the engagement and I had told him I was going to submit the proposal by a particular day and time.