There are many reasons for why we procrastinate. It might be that you think you’re not prepared to do the task, or that you are not confident in your ability to do the job or you fear the project will not be successful. The fact is these might not be the reasons why at all.
Here is one of the main reasons you procrastinate:
When you set your goals for completing a task or project, you underestimate the power of your emotions now compared to how you will feel in the future.
We tend to delay things that are farther in the future because we don’t connect with the task. We don’t anticipate the future pain we will feel when we're having to stress and work through the night to finish that task.
However, if you visualize your future self and focus on the pain of having put things off, you will motivate yourself to start the task now.
Think of your project deadline in a different way.
For example, you have a project due in 2 months. Instead, think of it as less than 60 days because you’re not working weekends and you have two days each week filled with meetings. That means you’d only have 28 days to finish the project.
That puts a new perspective on the time frame.