Prioritization of Short-term Mood - Deepstash
Prioritization of Short-term Mood

Prioritization of Short-term Mood

People sometimes procrastinate because they prioritize their short-term mood over their long-term achievement and wellbeing. For example, a student might delay doing an important assignment that they find stressful, because this helps them feel better in the short term.

This primarily happens when people postpone doing something that they expect will cause them negative emotions.

This phenomenon is a form of mood repair and the pleasure principle (tending to seek pleasurable activities and avoid unpleasant ones).

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Everyone procrastinates at sometime. But, understanding why you procrastinate will help you know what anti-procrastination techniques to try.

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