How to stop procrastinating using the Zeigarnik Effect – The Independent

With so much on our plates it can be hard to find the time to make a start on something we know is going to be a bit of a stretch to complete, and thus it gets pushed further and further down the list. One of the simplest methods for beating procrastination, the phenomenon was discovered by a Russian psychologist, Bluma Zeigarnik, while sitting in a restaurant in Vienna. "Incomplete tasks and procrastinating often lead to frequent and unhelpful thought patterns. These thoughts can impact on sleep, trigger anxiety symptoms and further impact on a person’s mental and emotional resources, " Lipszyc said.

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