Does Bipolar make you Procrastinate?
I think Bipolar can make you procrastinate when Dysthymic, but when Euphoric, I can make decisions in milliseconds. So which is better? Well after 45 years I’ve moved from the seductiveness of rapid crazy decisions, where I justified it as being the best thing about Bipolar, to seeing procrastinating as being much the more sensible option, if only it didn’t seem to go with feeling depressed!
Victor Hugo was such a procrastinator that he’d write naked: he had his servant hide his clothes so that he couldn’t wander off admiring Parisian crumpet. So if he had not been a procrastinator then Russell Crowe wouldn’t be singing in Les Miserables
Research has shown ( Academy of Management ) that when faced with right or wrong decisions, the procrastinator is 5 times more likely to make the correct decision. Time often allows empirical evidence to overrule intuition.
So next time someone accuses you of procrastination, take some time to point out what their haste might be missing.