Things which have to be done eventually
Some things never have to be done. In those cases, putting the thing off can be productive. It lets you put your enregy somewhere more important right now, and eventually the thing will disappear on its own. A pure win!
Some things are unpleasant but will need to be done eventually. They will sit around, taking up your mental and emotional energy until they happen. Putting them off will never make them go away. Now is the best time to deal with them, because they’re never going to get better.
If you’re anything like me, you got a sinking feeling in your stomach when you read that last paragraph because there’s something you’ve been putting off which clearly can’t be delayed forever. How can you take that task and move it forward before the end of today?