We are all guilty of procrastinating. Heck, I even procrastinated on writing this article. I'd also be willing to bet that you came across this article while you were scrolling through Twitter instead of finishing that manuscript or article that's due tomorrow. Procrastination is an inevitable part of life, and when you're a busy person, it's easy to give into the urge to put your responsibilities off and do something completely unproductive. Sometimes, of course, it's time to kick it into gear. But there are certainly times when procrastination can be a good thing.
There are plenty of things you can do while you avoid your work. But reading is obviously one of the best choices. After all, reading gives you so many valuable experiences, and it feels so good to get lost in a good book. You'd really be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't take a few minutes/hours/days to read that book, right? Or, have you ever played the "just one more chapter" game with yourself? We all know it's never just one more chapter. (And that's the way I like it.)
So whatever you're avoiding—whether it's a job responsibility, homework, or housework — try these A+ books on for size. Trust me, whatever that "super important" thing is can wait until you've finished the last page.