The procrastinator is often remarkably optimistic about his ability to complete a task on a tight deadline; this is usually accompanied by expressions of reassurance that everything is under control. (Therefore, there is no need to start.) Lulled by a false sense of security, time passes. At some point, he crosses over an imaginary starting time and suddenly realizes, “Oh no! I am not in control! There isn’t enough time!”
PS. I wasn’t even trying to procrastinate, but instead I thought let me change the settings on my Google Chrome extension…forgetting that with ‘StayFocussed’ it’s not so easy, in fact you need to type the above without any mistakes (or face starting again, or do as I did and give up)…so after several attempts, I can declare…’I procrastinated’…doh!