It has been said that procrastination is just sloth in five syllables. But it turns out that, for some of us at least, these may be good for our health and even our careers. Although perhaps counter-intuitive, this connects with my experience. After all, I've just come back from three weeks holiday in which I did lots of things - including lie in, meander through a few books, and sit on the beach watching waves. I'm now full of energy and new ideas - without once touching a whiteboard. Another example: my kids most interesting games and creativity comes from when they are left alone to amuse themselves, not when I'm organising them. More details can be found at this link.