- What it is: a realization by a scientist that we remember what we do not finish.
- 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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