Easily Do Things You Hate (Backed by Science)
What do you should get done but keep putting off? Here's one hack help you stop procrastinate and get things done.
We all have tasks that are time-consuming or difficult chores we dread, procrastinate about and drag out until the last minute – if we complete them at all.
But what if we could tempt ourselves into those dreary tasks by pairing them with something we really enjoy?
Research suggests that combining the things we want to do, with the things we should do, could be a nifty trick to tackling our goals.
Maybe it’s discussing finances on a "date night" with your spouse.
Or using a treadmill desk to exercise throughout the day without harming productivity.
The trick is to find tasks that complement each other
Here is one way I use this simple hack:
I hate running. I know it‘s great for your body but I just couldn‘t bring myself to do it. Now I put my favorite playlist to go running: the level of enjoyment I get from the music helps me keep running.
What tasks do you dread that you can pair with something you love?