A few years ago, I stumbled on an interesting perspective that helped me get better at getting things done.
Procrastination (or any vice that prevents success, affects health, etc) can be considered as self-defeating behaviour.
Literally, your present self is engaging in behaviour that is literally defeating your Future Self.
This means their current self has no emotional or mental connection to their Future Self as someone they know or empathise with.
Self-continuity or empathy towards Future Self can be a first step in helping us avoid making bad choices in the present that undermine or hurt Future Self.
(It seems rather obvious, no?)
Resolve that sending those twenty proposals or finishing that project right now will lead to a better life next year.
And your Future Self will be eternally grateful.
Onwards & Upwards!