Laura Vanderkam’s Time Tip #48: If you dislike a particular task, time it.
I got this great advice in my inbox the other day from Laura Vanderkam:
If you dislike a particular task, time it.
Yea, verily. She explains:
While knowing that unloading the dishwasher takes you 6 minutes won’t get this chore of your plate, it will make it seem like less of a burden.
It’s funny that this is her example, because this (the kitchen) is really the ONE place where I’ve practiced this tactic already, and it really does help.
And when you do dishes for 25 minutes (because there are so many), your sense of accomplishment will be all the greater!