We all have projects we don’t want to do. It doesn’t always get done even if we put it on our to do list. We can plan to do it in one day or this much per day. Since we dread to do it, we always find ourselves doing something else that feels more pleasurable to us than finishing a project.
Why do we have things we drag ourselves to do that we build it up in our mind? We keep thinking we don’t want to do it.
I recently discovered that I needed to have another project to do side-by-side with the thing I didn’t want to do. Project A, which is the thing I don’t like, is more on administrative tasks. Project B needs to be something that uses a completely different skill set. Project B taps into my creativity.
I discovered that with Project A, I can celebrate small wins. I can do 10 out of the 100 tasks in a day and feel accomplished. Project B is different in a way like creating an album. I never know exactly when it will get done. Depending on how I feel in the moment or in a day, I may do Project A instead of Project B, even just to feel I’ve been productive, mainly because it’s quantifiable.
So why don’t you try this trick to finishing a project you’ve been putting off? I’d love to hear how it went for you. You can DM me on Instagram or message me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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