Do it one at a time
Incomplete task linger more in our minds, and then add to our mental stress.
This article is all about how our mind deals when we are doing more than one work at a time.
Individuals looking for ways to improve their productivity should focus working according to the Zegarnik Effect.This effect was derived by Lithuanian psychologist Bluma Zeirgarnik in 1961.She observed that restaurant waiters remembered a complex only till the order was in the process of being prepared and served, but not after it was served.Incomplete orders stayed in mind for a long duration of time.Thus she went on and decided to conduct an insightful study.
In the study,participants were asked to do many different puzzles.some of them were interrupted during the tasks.After a while, all of them were asked to talk about the task they performed.Interestingly,most of them remembered the interrupted tasks 90 percent better than the completed tasks.The children were more likely to recall the uncompleted tasks.Again,it proved Zeigarnik’s observation at the restaurant.Incomplete tasks stay on our mind until we finish and are done with them.
Research conducted at Stanford University confirms that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time.Zeigarnik’s study also talks about how human nature recall uncompleted tasks add to stress, making multitasking a productivity killer.It is very important to shift away from if and believe in doing only one work at a time.While multitasking has always been something that people have a high regards for,If we observe really productive people, we will understand that they don’t multitask.They consider multitasking are real killer.If we focus on completing the most difficult task on our list first, we will then sail smooth for the rest of the day.