1. Get it done
If I don’t do these tasks that I’ve been diligently avoiding, a fairy won’t magically make them disappear. They’ll still be there, and I’ll be adding to my stress, knowing they’re there, knowing I do at some point need to do those tasks but I’ve still not completed them. The sooner I get it done, the sooner it disappears.
2. I don’t have time to waste
I’m ridiculously poor at managing my own time. I’m great at helping other people to manage their time, or disciplining myself when someone is paying me for my time, but when I work for myself, I tend to procrastinate and waste time, especially if it’s a difficult or boring task. It’s funny, the busier I am, the more productive I am with my spare time. Imagine if I could be that efficient from my own motivation? What could I accomplish? What could I achieve?
3. The sooner I’m finished, the sooner I can move on
Once I’ve completed these tasks, I can move on and never have to think about them again. I can reward myself with a more exciting task or a cup of tea. The sense of accomplishment I’ll feel will be worth it.
(I’m preaching to myself here folks. I’m writing this when I should be renovating.)