No one likes menial tasks, but Erin at Unclutterer finds that tedious chores become much more interesting if you expand your knowledge on what you're trying to do.
Photo by Aaron Harmon.
If you find a particular chore — say, cooking, cleaning or paying bills — especially boring, you may find take more interest by learning more about it:
One thing I've learned about myself since I've been living as an unclutterer is the more I know about a chore, the more eager I am to do it. If I research sponges to learn which ones are the most durable, least likely to transmit bacteria, and best at cleaning a bathtub, I'm excited to use that sponge when I do the chore. Add to that research about methods for scrubbing and the most effective and safe-for-the-environment cleaner, and I'm downright giddy when I clean the bathroom.
In theory, this can apply to pretty much anything, from simple chores like sweeping the house to emptying your inbox using the Trusted Trio of folders. Hit the link to read more, and let us know what chores you've made more interesting (and how) in the comments.
Knowledge as Motivation [Unclutterer]