Mind, Body, Soul
Procrastinators prioritize a short-term mood boost over long-term achievement, says Fuschia Sirois, a professor of psychology at Bishop University in Quebec. In her measures of absorption of procrastinators to non-procrastinators-they become highly engrossed in leisure activities such as listening to music as well as anxiety and absent minded behavior. Sirois theorizes that they immerse themselves in activities like gaming, online shopping, or daydreaming to escape from the distress they feel about tasks they need to be doing, then they lose track of time and priorities. Her ongoing research indicates that procrastinators become more motivated to finish a project when they imagine the positive feelings they'll have when it's done (Allure, April 2015).