I’m sure that this gets irritating for most people. I would fall “victim” to his often in my undergrad & grad courses. Staying up until the assignment(s) done and submitted. It can be very hard for someone to break this habit as it involves you to make a conscious decision to stick with what you are trying to accomplish.
Sometimes it can an instint fix, where you make the choice to do something a certain way and proves to be faster and easier than you thought. However, it doesn’t take much time to fall back into the same old habit. I have often found it helpful to use self-hypnosis to help reprogram my subconscious, which controls about 90% of you. There have been many names to refer to the subconscious mind. There’s muscle memory and auto-pilot are the two names that I most often here. One example of this could be when you are driving down the highway and you miss your exit as you are deep in thought.
Thankfully, there are also lots of resources online and in bookstores that can help guide anyone to “break” this wiring to help you get the most out of what you set out to do.
One resource that I’ve found extremely helpful is by Dr. Joe Dispenza called “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One.”
He also has written other similar books as well as gives seminars that talk about what he has written about in all of his books. The above mentioned book comes in multiple formats, book, Kindle, or audio form.
Your Brain Is Secretly Wired To Resist What You Want Most. (2019). Medium. Retrieved 5 August 2019, from https://medium.com/@briaeliza/your-brain-is-secretly-wired-to-resist-what-you-want-most-af6ed450727e