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Firstly I don't think I've ever met anyone who actually likes household chores, its's more that they do it because "someone has to". If you ask your wife or parents how they do these things their answer will likely be similar. Most people can motivate themselves by thinking about the consequences if they don't do these things. You can think about the mess or ...


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I have both more general 'hacks' and little things I use to improve my mood when doing chores I don't like! General - Timebox every task - challenge yourself to clean the whole kitchen in 7 minutes and go as quickly as possible! - Whenever I don't feel like working and just want to watch a movie, it's chore time. Watching a movie/something I enjoy on my ...


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It doesn't have to be fun to be fun! If I remember the words of my mum correctly: I don't like chores, but it just has to be done. Think of chores as a neccessary part of your job. If you don't do the dishes, you have to eat from dirty dishes. If you don't vaccuum, it will get dusty in the house and you might get an alergic reaction etc... See it as a ...


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A GTD Project will have an outcome and is generally expected to be done within a year or so. The things you list sound more like they are components of what GTD describes as "Areas of Focus", also known as the 20,000 foot level (with the runway being tasks, 10,000 feet is current projects, 30,000 feet is 1-3 year goals, 40,000 feet is 5 year goals, and ...


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I listen to fascinating podcasts while I do housework. It makes all the difference in the world. You might also find it helpful to invite friends over to your house every few days. That will give you the little adrenaline spurt to keep things looking tidy (to avoid embarrassment). Don't forget to give yourself a pat on the back, that you are unlearning ...


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Besides putting on some music, as someone has already suggested, you could try gamification. Basically, you put in place a reward points system and award yourself points for doing a chore, then you can expend those points on something pleasant for you. Decide how many points you want to give yourself for each chore and decide the cost of pleasant stuff. ...


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Emacs org-mode (http://orgmode.org/ ) does all what you want (and much more). It is also text-based (like your current approach), but much more powerful, as it lets you create an hierarchical structure of goals / projects / tasks that lets you group tasks below the projects and goals they belong to assign start or due dates to any "heading" in this ...


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I recommend you use Trello for this. You can create a board for your goals with a list per time-period (for example "yearly goals", m"monthly boards"...) You can also create a board per week for example with default ToDo, Doing, Done or whatever lists in it. You can fully search in Trello. Also use labels. For time-tracking and much more I recommend you use ...



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