I used to procrastinate on EVERYTHING. But I learned in college, that the rush from the original assignment was just as adrenaline pumping as the last-minute adrenaline rush - So if something needs to get done - I hang on to that initial rush and do it before the rush runs out! Now, if it's something mundane I can't do right away, I write it down on a short list and add something exciting to it, like "buy toothpaste AND get a new magazine." It's a little Pavlovian but it works!
I used to allow myself to get temporarily overwhelmed by an overloaded to-do list. Simpleology's a good focuser on what to do now and what to do next. Also a good pesterer that keeps on me until I do what I said I wanted to do. Simpleology 101's free. Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is also one of the best long-term mind-shifters.
Procrastination makes me reach for a snack to calm "that nagging feeling". I discovered that if I define what it is I am putting off, make a list of what I need to do, pick 1 to 3 tasks and complete them, the desire for food and snacks disappears completely. It is amazing.
Whenever there's something small I need to do, recycling or putting away something small there's a voice in my head that says "I can do it later." Instead of listening to that voice, I say "No, I can do it now." Slowly it'll help with the big things too like working out and eating reasonably portioned foods.
If the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning is eat a live frog, then nothing worse can happen for the rest of the day! - Mark Twain
That's it...From today forward, I will not sit at the computer to check email or catch up on Sparkpeople until my exercise is behind me. How many times have you gotten carried away at the computer only to find there is not time for exercise before work? Not anymore for me!!!
When I'm having trouble getting started on a project, it helps me to set the kitchen timer I have on my desk commit to working on it for just that period of time, even if it's only 20 minutes. The timer is also great for limiting time spend online.
My grandmother said, "Once begun, half done." She hated to cook. One time she had us over for dinner and said, "I guess I'll turn the oven on and get that over with." That was all it took to get her over the hump and start the meal. Now it's a family joke.
Don't wait until you're at your perfect weight to do the things you want to do. Get out there and get busy, and you'll have less time to obsess over food and you'll get more enjoyment from you life. That's right. DO it RIGHT NOW!