#13. Are you proud of yourself today?

If the answer is "yes", you’ll probably get a good sleep tonight.

Soviet psychologist Bluma Zeigarnik (1900-1988) first studied the phenomenon after her professor, Gestalt psychologist Kurt Lewin, noticed that a waiter had better recollections of still unpaid orders. However, several thorough replication studies done later in other countries failed to replicate Zeigarniks results. In those studies no significant recall effects were found for completed and interrupted tasks . In psychology, the Zeigarnik effect states that people remember uncompleted or interrupted tasks better than completed tasks.

How can you get a good sleep? Probably finishing these pending tasks and getting that feeling of completed work.

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