Routine and repetition, while seemingly boring, is actually good for
both mental health and work efficiency. Doing the same thing at the
same time reduces your decision-making effort and enables you to
complete task with speed and accuracy.
Attack the Dreaded Task
If there isn’t enough time to get it all done then there definitely isn’t
any time to waist avoiding a task. Using a ‘five second rule’, count
down 5-4-3-2-1 and get started. This puts you in control and motivates
you to complete the task, which will give you a sense of
accomplishment and the inspiration to do more.
Use Rewards for Motivation
Treat yourself for the completion of a task. Choose a healthy reward
and this practice will help your brain to stay focused while working.
Tapping into your emotions, allowing yourself to feel good about your
accomplishments will increase your productivity.
Use the Power of Optimism
When avoiding an overwhelming task, break it down into steps and
acknowledge each step completed. Being proud of your progress will
create optimism and inspiration to continue. Focus on progress rather
than any setbacks to stay optimistic and productive. On days when you
have been less efficient, forgive your lack of productivity and have
compassion for yourself. Reset with an acceptance of your behavior
and you will find the optimism and willpower to face a new day.