Tuesday, June 7, 2011 by Andrew Conkling
If you find yourself hitting the postpone button too often on tasks you're avoiding, this week's tip from fabian.hemmert may be helpful: he describes how he rewards himself with more "fun" tasks only after completing some of his chores.
For me, there are two basic kinds of tasks: Those I do not like to do, and those I enjoy doing.
I recently found a simple way to trick myself into doing the former, with the help of RTM: I tag my enjoyable tasks as #reward, allowing myself to do them ONLY when I did one of the #chore tasks first.
Until now, it hasn't let me down, and I am surprisingly more productive. It also integrates well with my existing GTD structure, as a layer on top.
Thanks for sharing this tip, fabian.hemmert! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.
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