When you're trying to improve your productivity, and consequently results, it's imperative that you are thoughtful about how you use your time. Sometimes, we get overwhelmed if we aren't organized. If a task seems overwhelming, break it down into its smallest steps. Then focus on only performing “the next step”.
You’ll find you are more easily able to start even the most overwhelming task if you can identify and take that all-important first step.
But the other problem is doing things that don't move your toward your goal. Instead of writing the “To Do” list that you somehow never seem to tackle, do the opposite: Write a list of only the tasks you know you are going to procrastinate over.
Chances are, there will only be one or two (or maybe three). Tackle these first before doing anything else—you’ll be surprised at how accomplished getting them done makes you feel. It will inspire you for the rest of the day!