Why do we procrastinate, and how to avoid it

Very interesting lecture by Dr. Tim Pychyl why most of us delay, and delay, and delay tasks that need to be done. Apparently one reason is our eagerness to seek pleasure and avoid pain. Every time we move the task schedule for tomorrow, we just avoid discomfort of dealing with the problem now. One of the approaches is to break the task to smaller, more manageable sub tasks. Make these sub tasks concrete, that way it is easier to start doing it now. And remember “How do you eat an elephant? The answer is Piece by piece.”