How many times each day do you try to work yourself up to tackle some undesirable task? If you're like me - several times.
Here are some strategies that I've used:
1. Put yourself in jail. If you're working on something that's going to take a long time, and you have the urge to try to rush, or to feel impatient, pretend you're in jail. If you're in jail, you have all the time in the world. You have no reason to hurry, no reason to cut corners or to try to do too many things at once. You can slow down, concentrate. You can take the time to get every single detail right.
2. Ask for help. This is one of my most useful Secrets of Adulthood. Why is this so hard? I have no idea. But whenever I ask for help, I'm amazed at how much it...helps.
3. Remember: most decisions don't require extensive research. This is another important Secret of Adulthood. I often get paralyzed by my inability to make a decision, but by reminding myself that often, one choice just isn't that muchRead More »from Six tips for prodding yourself to do something you don't want to do