We certainly all know what procrastination is but what is “precrastination?”
As you’re working on a project, your brain needs to take breaks—not just to recharge, but also to form new connections and create new ideas.
That’s why getting up to wash the dishes, fold the laundry, take a shower, take a walk, or any other low-key activity that allows you to let your mind wander for a while can be really good for your productivity overall.
When you do something that feels satisfying, your brain releases dopamine.
That dopamine triggers the parts of your brain associated with creativity and gets them working. That’s when those magical aha! moments happen, because your brain is sending energy to the areas that help you make connections and see things in new ways.