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What's the deal with procrastination?

I'm a huge procrastinator, and one of my procrastination methods involves studying procrastination itself. It gets me wondering why I procrastinate, and what happens when I do.

I've realized that when I am hit with a thought of "There's something I could do", I react opposite to how I should. The ideal response to a "possible action" thought is to start doing the thing right then and there. Instead, I go from the initial idea of the task, and I immediately start running through reasons why I shouldn't do that. I feel like at that crucial point, my mind self-hijacks and attempts to stop me from doing that thing.

I pretty much end up convincing myself that it's okay to wait. Why do I let my mind do this? Is there a way to stop the opponent in my mind?

I don't want it to sound like there are actually two different people in my mind, but sometimes it does feel like there is actively an opposing force in my mind influencing me to do things like procrastination (it is very convincing).

I have only recently been taking ADHD medication, which does help a lot with focus problems. However my procrastination is still present, becoming more advanced with the medication, as I'm actually able to completely focus on whatever I choose to procrastinate with.

Any tips on fighting this? Personal experiences with procrastination?
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