March 22, 2012
by Susan Hunsberger
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Turn Your Tasks into a Game

PROBLEM: I have a bunch of things that I don’t want to do. I keep putting them off.

SOLUTION: This idea comes from Lynne Johnson. Write each task on a card. Include a few fun tasks as well. Shuffle, then pick a card.

HINT: You might want to set up some rules for yourself. For example, I can only put a card back in the deck once.

QUESTION: Does turning annoying tasks into games help you get them done?

November 18, 2011
by Susan Hunsberger
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Really, I spent an hour surfing?!

PROBLEM: My computer sucks me in. I just want to spend a bit of time relaxing so I play Tetris or check Facebook and next thing I know an hour has passed.

SOLUTION: Decide ahead of time how much time you want to spend relaxing in front of your computer.  Then set a timer. The “ding” of the timer allows you to recognize the passage of time.

HINT: It can be helpful to set the timer for smaller chunks of time (10min.). You can chunk your time into beginning, middle, and end or play time then 10 min. warning.