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It's a psychological trick to avoid work paralysis, inspired by Ernest Hemingway's discipline of writing and it means to stop a task when everything is going well.
You will be more motivated to get back to a task that you've interrupted when it was going well.
We can apply the belief of gestaltism (when we have parts of something, we always want to create a whole) to task management.
That means that we want to complete something if we have parts of it already figured out, especially if it's close to making sense or close to achieving some sort of goal.
When an interruption happens and it stops us from completing a task, we tend to feel unsatisfied and in need of closure.
This interruption can provide a motivational boost and determine us to finish what we started, but it's not always the case.
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