I hate working on Saturdays.
Problem is, I’ve work due Monday and I hate being late even more so.
Thankfully, I discovered the cure … AND I’m going to share it with you.
How to Do What You Know You Should Do
Here it is:
When you don’t feel like doing the work before you, then get up and do something else that you DO want to do.
For me, right now, that means juicing some carrots, beets, and celery … then cleaning the kitchen.
What? I’d rather clean the kitchen than do my work?
Right now I would. PLUS, the kitchen work will be a big help to my poor wife who’s slaving away at a “real job” today.
But, what about the work? Am I advocating a “do what you want and don’t worry about anything else” policy?
Of course not.
Here’s the key:
Doing what I really want to do will energize me. Once I’ve taken maybe an hour to give myself permission to do what I want, it’ll be a whole lot easier to sit down and do the work I’m not so excited about right now.
I’ll come at the work in a whole lot better frame of mind, and I’ll probably get it done in less time.
Before I begin the juicing (nutrition first, plus there’ll be more to clean), I’ll decide which work task I’m going to tackle first. I’ll review it. Think a little about it. Then allow the time away from that task to help percolate ideas.
In other words, I’ll begin the work internally, do something else externally, and reap the benefits of both.
Does that make sense?
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