Do not put off till tomorrow what you can do now
• Do not put off till tomorrow what you can do now to
We all have work to do, forever hovering in the list of what needs to be done.
We live in such a rhythm that is sometimes difficult to find time for long-running tasks, so they are constantly crawl from one list to another.
That would be to find a reliable way, which will help tackle these problems and bring them to the end.
There is one method - the effect Zeigarnik.
One of the easiest ways to beat procrastination indefinitely - to use the effect Zeigarnik. This phenomenon was discovered by Russian psychologist Bluma Zeigarnik during dinner in the Viennese restaurant.
She noticed that the waiters are overworked remember only orders that are in the process of service, but as soon as all the dishes served, the order disappears from the memory of the staff.
Later to study this phenomenon Zeigarnik asked a group of participants to perform a series of simple tasks in the laboratory, such as solving puzzles and stringing beads on a string.
For some time they are periodically torn from training, and then Zeigarnik asked what they remember best from their specific tasks. In the course of this experiment revealed a curious thing - people are much better remember tasks from which they tore off than those that they could finish.
So what does this have to procrastination?
Zeigarnik effect assumes that the interrupted action creates a mental tension that holds the information on the front plane of memory. The only thing that can relieve this tension - the completion of the job.
Thus, this phenomenon suggests that any begun business, whether big or small, is still in the depths of your consciousness until completion.
A simple technique is often used in television: interruption of transmission at the most interesting place ensures that viewers return to viewing, because they want to know what it was all over, they want to finish the job.
The same occurs with tasks that seem overwhelming. Just take the first step, and then everything starts to move by itself.
In an interview with the British newspaper The Independent cognitive-behavioral psychologist of the London Medical Center, The Blue Tree Clinic Leipzig Hadassah says Zeigarnik effect plays an important role in maintaining mental health. Unfinished tasks and procrastination often leads to cyclical and unhelpful ways of thinking. It can affect sleep and cause anxiety, which further affects the mental and emotional human resources - Leipzig says. - When using Zeigarnik effect on their own or in terms of cognitive-behavioral therapy, this phenomenon may contribute to the mental well-being, motivating you to the end of the initiated, the development of healthy habits, goal setting and decision continually procrastinate problems. Successful completion of tasks will bring a feeling of satisfaction, increasing self-esteem and self-confidence. In addition, a person able to find a way out of stressful situations may be able to have a positive impact on their psychological well-being.