Hack Time: Have a Maintenance Day
Group all of your “maintenance tasks” together on one day to be (and feel) more productive.
I have a Sunday ritual called “maintenance day”.
When you lump all of your maintenance tasks together, you are left with time to think about and do things that are much more important for the rest of the week.
All week you can focus on becoming better instead of keeping up.
On maintenance day, I lump all of the boring tasks that most people do throughout the week - laundry, clean, go grocery shopping, create a meal and workout plan for the week, cut my nails, water my plants, and everything else maintainence-y under the sun - into one solid block of time on one day.
Plus, when you spend a bunch of time tackling your maintenance tasks all at once, you are able to multitask at the same time. I usually listen to a few podcasts or an audiobook while I’m doing my mundane maintenance tasks, which makes me feel a lot more productive.