Procrastination, a student's best friend?

Long ago… over 15 years ago in fact, I coined the term 'productive procrastination' to refer to my particular approach to work-avoidance. In fact, I don't avoid work, what I do avoid is whatever I ostensibly need to be doing at any given moment by being productive in other areas. What saves me here is that I am very deadline oriented, and so this work avoidance isn't so problematic that it prevents me from getting the essential done, but it does often result in my having for example gotten ahead of the curve in one class while postponing starting another essay, or having dusted the top shelf of my closet when I really should be doing laundry or working on an article for publication or something. Regardless, this is often what I spend a rather lot of my time doing.