Conscious and Unconscious Procrastination
Sometimes I ~know~ I'm procrastinating. A part of my brain will be saying 'you'd better start such-and-such' and another part will pretend not to have heard, or will stuff the voice down, or say 'I'LL DO IT AFTER THIS' (a common one, which tends to result in whatever 'this' is lasting a long long time - a time binge in fact!).
Sometimes, however, the fact that I'm procrastinating doesn't reach consciousness for a long time (or, by extrapolation, there are probably times it doesn't reach at all). The timer can come in handy for this, but if the part of me that wants to procrastinate has effectively managed to block the task from consciousness, then I won't even be thinking of starting the task, never mind setting the timer. When I'm doing a really big procrastination, I even neglect to look at my Task List, tickler file, and diary - and I don't even notice (these are normally part of my everyday routine).
Now I'm wondering if just having thought about it will help me overcome it, or if there is anything else I can do. Has anyone else here experienced this, and if so were you able to do anything about it?