Is there any technique that can help a procrastinator learn to get things done? Is there a reason people put things off? Is there a way to counteract this? Do rewards or consequences help? What, if anything, works? Are there situations in which procrastination can be a good thing? Is fear of failure, or maybe of success, a possible cause?
All of us have tasks that we just can't seem to get started on. I suppose the reasons are as many as there are people.
For me, it seems to fall into 2 groups. First, something I'm going to have to do again anyway, like load the dishwasher. Related to that is the fact that I don't jump and and down delighted that I have clean dishes. It's ok, but I don't admire my plates and glassware or anything.
2nd, it's having to deal with another person I just don't want to have to have contact with.
In this second case though, I try to get that over with as soon as I can, so it's out of the way. I'd rather have that in my past than something I have to waste my mental energy looking foward to.
Sometimes procrastination works well, but in that case it's called prioritization and timing.