Reward Yourself for Doing the Tasks You Hate

Crossing something off your to-do list can be satisfying. But you may need extra motivation to get through the more dreaded tasks. Here’s how to motivate yourself to accomplish those difficult projects:

  • Save the fun work. There are always aspects of a job you like more than others. Don’t permit yourself to do the fun tasks until you’ve taken on the arduous ones.
  • Pay yourself. Set up an account — a savings account, a gift card, an iTunes account — and pay into it every time you complete an especially challenging project. Set different dollar amounts depending on the size and unpleasantness of the task.
  • Regenerate. Promise yourself a reward that recharges your body and brain. Meditate for 20 minutes or use your lunch hour to treat yourself to a yoga class.


Check out Paragon Strategies Time and Priority Management class on Nov 14, Wed to learn how to become focused on RESULTS not on being Busy!

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