You’re just going to check Facebook and then you’ll buckle down and crank it out. Coworkers at the water cooler? Must join. This other, less important task is somehow begging for your attention.
You’re not alone. Procrastination can be a powerful obstacle, but understanding it is half the battle. So, don’t delay — read about theories for why we put things off, and learn eight tricks to stay on task amid the many distractions.