Mind Trick 101: How to Convince Yourself to Like Difficult Tasks

Mind Trick 101: How to Convince Yourself to Like Difficult Tasks

(DailyThrive.com) – Difficult tasks are stressful, but focusing on the stress won’t make them any easier. In fact, focusing on the challenge could even cause you to procrastinate doing what you know you need to do. It can be helpful instead to trick your mind into thinking you actually like difficult tasks. Watch this short video to learn this helpful mind trick:

Life is filled with challenging tasks — from the laundry you do each week to learning new skills that fall outside your comfort zone. While confronting difficulties may not be easy, you can learn new life skills that will help you approach the tasks you simply don’t enjoy doing. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

  • Skip the small, often-distracting tasks that take up your time but have little merit.
  • Consider the time you have and the job you need to do and budget your time accordingly.
  • Take a large task and break it down into small and manageable steps.
  • Develop a reward system for both progress and task completion.

Difficult tasks are a part of life. Procrastinating on doing them doesn’t have to be. With this mind hack and a positive approach, you can face what you might usually put off and feel the pride of accomplishing exactly what you set out to do.

~Here’s to Your Success!

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