May 08, 2008


My lazy Leo lioness self found Gretchen Wilson's 6 TIPS FOR GETTING YOURSELF TO DO SOMETHING YOU DON'T WANT TO DO very helpful. Here's a teaser:

How many times each day do you try to work yourself up to tackle some undesirable task? If you're like me - several.

For example, right now I'm trying to figure out how to send a monthly newsletter. I felt overwhelmed by the various sub-tasks involved, but by using the techniques below, I'm inching toward the finish line of hitting "send" for that first newsletter. Here are some strategies that I've used:

1. Put yourself in jail. If you're working on something that's going to take a long time, and you have the urge to try to rush, or to feel impatient, pretend you're in jail. If you're in jail, you have all the time in the world. You have no reason to hurry, no reason to cut corners or to try to do too many things at once. You can slow down, concentrate. You can take the time to get every single detail right.


Now I'm off to the gym bright and early! My gym has such good food that I'll sometmes just skip the workout!