My computer dictionary has a few words about procrastinate:
"fear of failure often causes people to procrastinate: delay, put off doing something, postpone action, defer action, be dilatory, use delaying tactics, stall, temporize, drag one's feet/heels, take one's time, play for time, play a waiting game."
I have more words, especially after yesterday. i procrastinated ALL DAY. At first it was very bad and I was beating myself up and then whipping a dead horse and then taking bigger and bigger lateral steps. And finally it turned into an almost good, fairly productive, non-guilt-inducing day. Procrastination can be very creative but you have to get out of the way and let it take over.
I actually completed a few tasks I had been putting off even while I kept poking my mental tongue into the deep cavity of my void. (Let no one think that staying at home and thinking is a safe, calming activity.) But here's the pay-off. Two separate thoughts about the work I wasn't doing actually coalesced and I woke this morning with a lead and possibly a new title.
Let's hear it for procrastination!