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9: Zeigarnik Effect

9: Zeigarnik Effect

We remember unfinished tasks better than completed ones. This is called the Zeigarnik Effect.

  • Instead of stressing, write a plan to complete your tasks.
  • Simply having a plan can reduce the effect.
  • Get tasks out of your mind and onto paper for peace of mind. 

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This series explores 21 different cognitive mind traps, fallacies, biases and other phenomenon that exist within your brain. This series is inspired by Daniel Kahneman's "Thinking Fast and Slow."

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The Zeigarnik effect

Starting but not completing too many projects puts people at risk of the Zeigarnik effect, which states that people are better at remembering unfinished tasks than completed ones.

The Zeigarnik Effect

Our brains are hard-wired to keep us thinking about our unfinished tasks until we’ve completed them.
This psychological phenomenon is called the Zeigarnik Effect.

The Zeigarnik Effect

The Zeigarnik Effect

The Zeigarnik effect is our tendency to remember incomplete or interrupted tasks easier than completed tasks.

At first, the Zeigarnik Effect seems handy: We remember the things we still need to do.

  • But each incomplete task divides your focus, making it harder ...

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