Trick for doing onerous tasks
Sunday, September 27, 2009
So this is probably not new, but since I'm using my trick today, I thought I'd share it.
When I have to do something I don't want to (like grading the HUGE stack of papers that accumulated when I was sick), this is what I do.
Half Hour on/Half Hour Off - I set my kitchen timer to 1/2 hour and make myself stay at the table correcting for the full time. When the timer goes off, I set it for 1/2 hour and do other tasks. These aren't usually fun, but they seem fascinating as an alternative! I do things like cleaning the house, doing the laundry, etc. If I'm really good, I even may get to "spark" for a few minutes!
You must understand, I'm not a fan of house cleaning, but I find when I have something I MUST get done, I have the most creative mind for finding other things that are even more critical - like cleaning the corners of the floor with a toothbrush!
Hope you're all having a great day and that you're on your way to your goals.