Use the buddy system
I personally would hate it if my slacker friend asked me to hold them accountable for their work, but more than one expert recommended this tactic. "If you're having trouble completing a task, ask for help, advice, or just a friendly push from a co-worker or friends," advises Max Cron, a consultant of business coaching company Point Above.
Don't give yourself BS excuses for why you haven't started
"Be aware of subtle ways we procrastinate, such as waiting for the 'right time' or for everything to be perfect before starting," says Julie Coraccio, a life coach and professional organizer. "Or beginning an important task and shortly afterwards, distracting yourself with another task."
"By simply moving to a different spot, you can reset and get more work done," Cron suggests. "Environments with others working can inspire us to be more proactive about completing our own work." So find the most MacBook-heavy coffee shop and settle in for the long haul.