I just remembered one of my favorite tricks for making myself do things I don't want to do. It's a magical trick.
Just time yourself.
It works on three levels.
1. You are motivated to do the thing to find out how long it takes you to do it.
2. You are motivated to stay on task so that you have an accurate time.
3. You can tell yourself next time-but it only takes blah blah minutes!
I learned this trick when we moved here and I didn't want to vacuum. I timed myself and discovered it really only took 12 minutes to do all the vacuuming. (Obviously I'm not super thorough). I still tell myself that when it's time to vacuum. (But really, now it's Anna's job-ha ha!)
I remembered this trick the other night when I wanted strawberries and yogurt for dessert but didn't want to cut them up. Do you know how long it takes to cut up a pint of strawberries? 3 minutes! Shocking! I should never have trouble doing that again.
What's your favorite trick?
(Anna does not buy this trick one bit. I'm hoping some of your tricks are more her style.)