Procrastination is an impostor. It poses as a barrier that stands in the way of getting things done, but I’ve come to realise that it’s not always the real barrier.
I tend to procrastinate when a task is too complicated, too overwhelming, or I don’t have enough information, or I don’t have the solution, or it’s simply not important enough to me. I usually get on with the task once I take a break from it, simplify it, or streamline it, or make it easier, or I do some research to find the missing pieces of information so I can find the solution. I get on with the task when it’s important enough to me. If I don’t, then maybe it wasn’t so important after all.
When I see a meaningful purpose in the task at hand, that is often enough to inspire me to get moving on it. Procrastination may be an impostor, but it tends to motivate me in the end.