Over optimizing

My form of procrastination comes in the form of telling myself there are ways to optimize what I need to do to make it easier. I conceptually know that I just need to dig in and get started on whatever it is that I need to do, but there is always the critic of future-me waiting to ask why I didn’t do it this-way or that-way, or didn’t use this or that tools, or research a bit more. That future me is never there and I don’t think I ever recall telling myself off for doing things the silly an inefficient way, but I’m always trying to duck out of that fake person’s view by mindlessly fiddling around with options.

I know I just need to heft the hammer up and bring it down on what I am trying to do then adjust the blows until progress is apparent. Why does my brain work like this?