Gretchen Rubin, in a short article titled “Working: One of the Most Dangerous Forms of Procrastination“:
When I have to do something I don’t want to do, any other task seems irresistibly enticing.”
Or as Robert Benchley put it:
Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment.”
And John Perry, author of The Art of Procrastination, says:
[To be a procrastinator,] one needs to be able to recognize and commit oneself to tasks with inflated importance and unreal deadlines, while making oneself feel that they are important and urgent. This is not a problem, because virtually all procrastinators have excellent self-deceptive skills also.