Sometimes I procrastinate. I know something about when, I know something about how to avoid it, I know something about how to abort it. None of these tell me what procrastination really is. In a sense, procrastination is (almost) a black box to me, that I can observe from outside but whose implementation is hidden from view.
Sometimes it feels as if procrastination is the brain’s response when I should enter the zone, and… and something. I can’t tell what the other condition is. Or what the other conditions are, perhaps.
I know some things that correlate with it (e.g. reentering the zone after a couple of interruptions is harder than the first time in the morning), but that’s just correlation. I’m wondering what the brain is doing, not just rules of thumb about what makes its job easier or harder.
I adore being in the zone, but entering the zone can be strangely difficult and procrastination seems to be connected to that transition and its difficulties… Why? Does this sound familiar to you? Do any of you have insight into this?