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📝 Today’s tip: Audit your to-do list and cut the things you know you’ll never do.
There’s that one thing you still have to do: that task on your to-do list that makes you wince every time you remember it. It’s not that the task in itself is all that terrible — it’s just that you’ve put it off for so long that it now triggers a deep sense of shame. “Why can’t I just send that email/complete my expense report/drop off those books to my friend across the city?” you wonder. “What’s wrong with me?”
So what should you do if you have one that’s been lingering? Well, you might outsource the task or wait for a sudden burst of motivation. But a better solution might be to simply drop it, responsibly. Wiblin explains: “By the time something is an ‘Ugh’ task, it’s no longer the most productive thing you could be doing, especially relative to the willpower it will now require.”
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