Transitions connect things usually sequentially which may not have connections otherwise. As a tool, it makes it easier to continue what is happening without seeming to stop and lose the effects which have been built up with other tools. It also makes connections between things which otherwise would not be directly connected.
When you don’t transition between two different actions, activities or commands, it is like a jump cut in a movie. Your brain has to process why things suddenly changed without reason. Thus a sudden change then causes a type of Cognitive Dissonance by the mental interruption which can then cause the next activity or step to be harder to do because it feels like a whole different activity or a new start. It's like when you are busy then someone comes up to you and asks you do something new which has no relation to what you are currently doing. You have to mentally switch gears. If the person used a transition like saying what you are doing is great but explains why you should stop and why this other thing needs to be done now, then the changing to a new and different action is easier.
28 September 2018
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