Thursday, June 21, 2012
1. Do it first thing in the morning. If you dread doing something, you’re going to think of more creative excuses as the day goes on. Without delay is the easiest way.
2. If you put off a task that you try to do several times a week, try doing it every day, instead. When you know you have to do something, there’s no dithering, there’s no juggling. If you’re finding it hard to go for a walk four times a week, try going every day.
3. Make preparations, assemble the proper tools. If you dread a task, it helps to feel prepared. Gather up phone numbers and printouts, read background information, make a list, whatever you need. Dividing a tough task into preparation and execution makes it easier to tackle.