When procrastinating, you will experience trouble with persuading yourself to do the things you should do or would like to do. Instead of working on important, meaningful tasks, you find yourself performing trivial activities. With procrastination you will put things off intentionally or habitually.
By forming a habit of actions, you will find yourself to procrastinate less and do more tasks.
The 5-minute rule involves trying an activity for just five minutes. After doing the activity for five minutes you are free to either continue the activity or stop doing it.
By turning your task into a small manageable five-minute chunk, your brain no longer sees the task as a threat, and your body will not enter fight or flight mode. After you have tricked your brain into getting started, it usually kicks into gear. You will find that those five minutes turn into thirty minutes or even longer.
Parkinson's Law is the proverb that work will expand to fill the time assigned for its completion.