Why does procrastination tend to block everything productive I want to do, rather than just the task I'm trying to avoid?
I have a report to write up for next week and I've been procrastinating on it for days. The way I'm procrastinating is surfing the web endlessly. What's interesting is that it's broken some of my other daily habits--which for myself to do but also enjoy--such as reading, drawing and working out. Doing those things would be make me avoid the task just as much, and yet I can't bring myself to do them.
Are there any theories (known or your own) about why that happens?