If you make a start you are more likely to get things done or at least be more likely to remember to get things done.

This sounds quite obvious, it is and I apologise if I’m patronising however the facts are the facts.

Ziegarnik (a Rusian Psychologist) noticed that people are more likely to go back to things or remember things that they have made a start on.

Think about being how left wondering what is going to happen in a TV series when you are left with a cliff hanger in the previous episode, it  makes you more likely to watch the program again the next week, this is the Ziegarnik Effect.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Sally Berger.

Getting started is a great way to avoid procrastination and being a completer finisher.

How to use the Ziegarnik effect to make you more productive.

1. Leave a task almost finished to allow you to finish it the next day to help motivate you to do more.

2. Take a break at the interesting bit of a task, let your unconscious mind dwell on the problem and needle you to get back to finishing it.

‘To be Continued………’