Stress is a fairly constant feeling when it comes to piloting a galaxy class battle cruiser around the galaxy. From dealing with personnel requests to battling evil lizard droids in sector 8, the job can weigh you down. What might be done about it?
That’s the topic of today’s Datanauts episode. Our guest is Eric Shanks, a senior solutions architect at Ahead. He also blogs at The It Hollow.
Eric has blogged recently about his own efforts to understand why he’s stressed, and a few things he dug up in researching the subject.
These include a pernicious phenomenon called the Zeigarnik Effect, in which people remember uncompleted tasks better than finished ones.
They also discuss cognitive and memory biases and how they affect recall, and look at techniques to help you manage complex tasks, which can help reduce the Zeigarnik Effect, and, we hope, get your stress levels down.
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The Dark Side of Stress – The IT Hollow
Zeigarnik Effect – Wikipedia
Memory errors and biases – Wikipedia