I have been procrastinating many hours during the work week lately and have been unsuccessful in identifying the thoughts and feelings at the time of procrastination. Logically it would seem that I am buffering/avoiding my schedule to avoid a certain feeling, but I really like my work–so I am actually avoiding the pleasant feeling I would get if I do the work.
It seems to me that it’s more like I am repeating old patterns of procrastination out of unconscious habit. Yet even when I try to redirect myself (i.e. do a model, remind myself it’s time to work now, etc.), I keep choosing the ‘unintentional’ models.
Is it possible that this is an urge to procrastinate? Do you think that the urge jar would be a useful tool in this situation?