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How to snooze mental reminders

Research shows that you can find relief from the Zeigarnik effect by simply planning to finish your tasks.

What you can do:

  • Make a habit of writing your tasks down.
  • Have a system for organizing and regularly reviewing your tasks.
  • Have an end of work shutdown ritual, so your mind knows it's time to switch off.
  • Identify a small step you can take to get started. Then your brain is more eager to keep going.
  • Don't forget to review what you've already accomplished.

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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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The Zeigarnik Effect

This effect describes our tendency to remember incomplete or interrupted tasks better than completed tasks. Each unfinished task takes up some of your attention, splitting your focus. It also interferes with your sleep.

What you can do about it:

How to Use a Weekly/Daily To-Do List

  • Focus on the Daily List: Once you've decided what chunk of your weekly list to handle, you may put the other tasks out of your mind.
  • Don't Expand the Lists:Β If you finish your daily or weekly list earlier than expected, don't add a more as this wil...

Establish a to-do list

To-do lists not only help you prioritize what tasks you need to get done first, but they can also serve as a record of the loose ends.

Incomplete work could eat away at your concentration. This stems from something called the

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