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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Treat Yo Self Mental Chores

Sometimes treating yo self is not about eating delicious, yummy, melt in your mouth paleo goodness. Sigh.

As I willingly roped myself and a good friend into a last-minute Whole 30 for the next month, I'm going to spend the next few weeks talking about treating yourself mentally...by clearing out some of those tasks that keep rolling around your brain.

Treat Yo Self Mental Chores

In psychology, the Zeigarnik effect states that people remember uncompleted or interrupted tasks better than completed tasks.

Zeigarnik effect is in force when an episode of a TV series ends with a cliffhanger leaving the audience in suspense until the next episode.

Psychologist Bluma Zeigarnik’s research showed that the human mind hates unfinished tasks. Zeigarnik theorized that incomplete tasks incite “psychic tension” in you, which can be a persuasive impetus to complete the task. As long as you leave the task unfinished, your brain is in an uncomfortable position.

Thoughts of the task serve to remind your brain of what it needs to do to get “comfortable” once again. As soon as you complete the task, this tension is alleviated, and in so doing, your brain lets the mind to release thoughts of the task from consciousness.

All those lists you have that have never gotten done, your brain keeps up with them even if you think it doesn't.

I have a list of things we need to do to our house dating back to our inspection report. I don't think any have gotten done. I still think about things from time to time pop up like terrible computer



So let's roll up our sleeves look around our living spaces because let's face it, as chronic pain warriors, we're mostly homebound. Getting some of these tasks done will not only help our mental attitude but make our space more enjoyable to be in.

Something I think we can all get behind.

If you want to follow along this is going to be our schedule over the next few weeks, so stay tuned.
Bathroom(s)
Master Bedroom
Kitchen
Living Space
Guest Room
Bonus Room(s)

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