Boosting productivity using Zeigarnik Effect

I came across this term while I was listening to blinks (Mental Health and Wellbeing in the workplace) on BlinkList.com.

The link to the original book (here).

Most of us often find ourselves thinking about a task that we had left incomplete. This condition is known as ‘Zeigarnik effect.’ The Zeigarnik effect is a psychological phenomenon describing a tendency to remember interrupted or unfinished tasks or events more quickly than tasks that have been completed and were first noticed by Russian psychiatrist and psychologist Bluma Wulfovna Zeigarnik in the 1920s.

Examples of Zeigarnik Effect:

  1. Wondering what would happen next in your favourite TV show or film series.

Boosting productivity using Zeigarnik Effect:

To increase your productivity, prioritize your tasks first.

  1. Leave procrastination behind: Make a daily schedule for your tasks. Try to stick to the plan. Use time blocking method to help you commit to your work.

Just getting started. . .