I love the frog idea! A symbol to send yourself a message. I might try that.
Also, re procrastination, I found the book (mods, please delete if inappropriate?) Procrastination for Dummies to be very helpful. They have lots of tricks. The "do 20 minutes" (or 5 minutes!) technique is helpful, as is "reward", "play music", etc. There is a list in the cover of the book.