Science of Productivity

ASAPscience feature video.

Takeaway points:

  1. Willpower is limited (“ego-exhaustion”)
  2. Starting a project makes it easier to complete (Zeigarnik effect)
  3. Deliberate practice beats longer practice


  1. Write down progress
  2. Stop multitasking
  3. Take small breaks
  4. Keep list of things to do
  5. Split large tasks into smaller ones



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