The Seigarnik Effect

  • What it is: a realization by a scientist that we remember what we do not finish.
Young Bluma Zeigarnik  Zeigarnik effect

Young Bluma Zeigarnik

  • How it happened: Bluma Zeigarnik was watching waitresses.  They could remember their unfinished orders with crazy clarity.  However they couldn’t remember their completed orders as well.

 

So if you are a procrastinator (I know I am), then breathe a sigh of relief.  By beginning whatever you are procrastinating on, you can finish it faster because it begins to bug you more.

 

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