I’ve tried modafinil and adderal and neither help. The first just keeps me awake and procrastinating and the second gives me dry mouth while I procrastinate.
Clinical procrastination (is that a thing?) rather than just putting off shit you don’t want to do seems to me to be related to anxiety. In other words, I have an image in my mind of how I want this project to look and how the process of completing it will go. To the extent reality falls shorty of my “fantasy”, it causes a significant amount of anxiety.
Waiting until the last minute does two things: the pain of not turning in the project is greater than the anxiety caused by doing the project, and finally turning the damn thing in frees my mind from having to think about it anymore.