"Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished. Sometimes, procrastination takes place until the "last minute before a deadline."
What a universal situation. From what I read most people are held back by procrastination at one time or another, some people, all the time. I think artists are a particularly susceptible group. Maybe it's because we are usually pulling something from our own imaginations, our own ideas. We can't lean on just gathering and analyzing data like producing a business report.
I've begun a list below of some common roadblocks our minds will throw at us. This
week we will talk about one issue.
-- I don't know where to begin? Being focused on the whole process and end product can be intimidating. What if it's not good enough? So, break it down into smaller efforts. Pull out the paper or the canvas & brushes. Get set up. Figure out what you need to get done first, and take those first steps. I think it was Ernest Hemingway that said he never stopped a writing session until he knew what he was going to do next. Good advice. You can follow it on to your next day's work.
Good for you!