Last week I read about precrastination and though it would make for an interesting sketchnote. Instead of delaying work till it’s too late, we start work to early to our detriment.
The most famous experiment to show this is with two buckets of apples, the participants had to collect them both and bring them back to the start. A massive 80% picked up the first bucket, took it over to the second, then returned to the start (instead of picking up the further bucket and then collecting the nearer bucket on their way back).
One of the most interesting things for me was the effect of cognitive load — the more we have on our mind, the more likely we’re going to blindly start doing the first thing that comes along.