If you are procrastinating or having trouble with productivity, science shows that you cannot count on just forcing yourself to get to work through willpower. Maybe you can sometimes, but conscious willing is one of the human being’s weakest organs. Much stronger is the power of unconscious habits.
So, to be productive and stop procrastinating, take the time to establish rituals, structure, and eventually habits.
This excellent 3-minute video is, it seems to me, scientifically accurate. Yet, its creators, Mitchell Moffit of the ASAPscience team and Gregory Ciotti at SparringMinds.com, don’t get bogged down in details.