Motivate Yourself To Do The Dishes With A Cocktail

Motivate Yourself To Do The Dishes With A Cocktail

I hate doing dishes more than any other chore but, due to my line of work and lack of dishwasher, I end up doing more than the average person. To overcome my utter disdain for donning dish gloves and standing in front of a sink, I motivate myself with a cocktail.

Take note, I do not drink the cocktail before the dishes are done. I simply make one – either a drink that is served up or on a large rock – then place it on a ledge near the sink so I can see it while I’m washing up. Then I put on the gloves and start washing, and I do so quite quickly, because I want to drink my beverage before it warms too much. Could I drink my drink with dish gloves on? Yes, but I risk dripping dish water on myself or – much worse – in my drink. I could also take the gloves off, but putting wet gloves back on is also kind of annoying. So instead I power through, washing the dishes as fast as my oddly-small hands can, then enjoy the cocktail as a reward.

Of course, you don’t have to use a cocktail as motivation, you could use a cookie or a piece of good cheese or any sort of treat you choose. I do, however, find the threat of dilution by melting ice cube to be a particularly strong motivator, but you do you.

The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans

Here are the cheapest plans available for Australia’s most popular NBN speed tier.

At Lifehacker, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. We have affiliate and advertising partnerships, which means we may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. BTW – prices are accurate and items in stock at the time of posting.


4 responses to “Motivate Yourself To Do The Dishes With A Cocktail”