Does procrastination make you more creative?

03/6/2012 | Harvard Business Review online

Procrastination isn't always the enemy of progress, researchers say. The panic that sets in as neglected deadlines approach can actually alter the brain's chemistry, driving people to produce their best and most innovative work, says Ellen F. Weber of the Mita Brain Center. "If anxiety is managed properly, anticipation can produce that feel-good dopamine that primes the pump of progress, or innovation," she explains.

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