Few people enjoy housework, so it's hard to motivate ourselves to actually do it. Here's a neat trick to get in the habit of doing your chores by breaking them into minute-long intervals.
This idea is pretty simple. Make a list of household chores you can do in one minute — e.g. taking out the rubbish/recycling, washing a couple of dishes, making the bed, etc — and keep it somewhere handy. When you're home and you have a free minute, tackle something on that list. Those free minutes could be in between television commercials when you're watching TV, while you're letting the dog out, in between tasks at home, or during bouts of insomnia (because what better thought to make you sleepy than the prospect of doing chores). Whenever an opportunity presents itself, tackle an item on your minute list. Not only will you get a sense of accomplishment by feeling like you conquered a fair amount of housework, but you'll get in the habit of actually doing it by starting off small. When larger chunks of free time roll around a few weeks in the future, your newly-formed habit will help you dive into your household chores a little more easily.
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