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A Little Trick - The Easy Way Out

Now I'm not suggesting that I am the first one to think of this, just suggesting an effective hack; a tool in my utility belt. Like a good procrastinator, at times I find myself confronted with a daunting list of "to-do's".Things add up, and before too long, even the simplest chore ends up on my list, adding to my log jam.

So here's a hack that I like to call "The Easy Way Out":

First- Do the easiest, quickest thing on the list. Whatever it is, if it's easy and quick, it gets checked off first. It doesn't have to be important, just done.

Second- Now with your list, one task less, repeat.

lather, rinse, repeat.

Much like a dash, this takes care of some of the tasks that just make me feel guilty. Easy things that just aren't important enough to get immediate attention, but there they are cluttering up my list. It's no cure, but I find it helps clear away the stuff that makes not getting things done really painful.

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