the diagnosis for your problem is not so much laziness as it is procrastination. i think we all have a touch of it. the first step in overcoming it is knowing that you are prone to putting things off. then, you have to figure out strategies that will work for you to fool yourself. still, there's no guarantee that they will always work because there is the "you" factor, meaning you have complete authority to override any strategy at any time. here are a couple of websites that address procrastination. maybe you'll find some helpful suggestions.
- how to break the procrastination habit
- strategies for success, an online primer and tutorial on how to study for students from the alamo community college. this is a pretty extensive resource with links on the right side of the page to click into the following subjects: learning styles, note taking, memory techniques, time management, overcoming procrastination
, sq3r (a method for getting the most out of reading your textbooks), study tips, critical thinking, preparing for tests, and oral presentations.