Merlin Mann has written an excellent article about something we could all do a bit better, getting the “cringe tasks” off our To-Do lists. You know the ones –those tasks that you keep putting off because every time you see it you cringe, if only just a little.
Merlin’s basic methodology is:
1. Print out your To-do list
2. Work through your list and for each task that makes you cringe, cross it out and replace it with a task that will make the original taskless forbidding.
3. Then do the cringe reducing task.
There’s more to it then my brief summary, so go read Merlin’s full article for more information on this topic.