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Include fun and rewarding tasks in your to-do lists

Life is just one of long stream of tasks. That makes it even more important to do more things you love doing. If you are not doing things you love, your life is silently fading away. But you can change it!

Start a new project – “Happy Me”!

The goal of this project is to make you happy.

What are the things that you’ve always wanted to do but never got to do them? Surely there must be a way how to make some of these things happen!

Once you discover some fun things that you want to do, assign them yourself just like any other task. You can create an extra task type in Swift To-Do List program for these tasks, named “Fun” or “Happy {your first name}”.

Huge benefit is that if your to-do list has mixed dull and fun tasks, it will overall look much more optimistic and fun. In fact, your overall productivity can skyrocket!

After all, why are you doing all the boring tasks? Probably to earn a living and security – essentially, these are things that make you feel good. So why not take a shortcut sometimes?

Do more things for yourself.

Productivity boost is a hidden benefit

Have you ever woken up and felt like you really, really, really do not want to do any tasks today?

Well, if you kick-start your day with appetizer fun-tasks, it might just switch you into the task accomplishment mode and you will continue working on other tasks! Try it and see how it works for you.

You can also specify a reward/fun task for each of your hard tasks. Simply specify the reward in the task notes. This will make hard tasks much more appealing. You can even start by finishing the reward/fun tasks first. Once you enjoy the reward, you simply have to finish the hard task, don’t you? :-)

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2 Responses to “Include fun and rewarding tasks in your to-do lists”

  1. Keith says:

    Well I do have some ideas on my mind already, but I want to request a part 2 on this article since I want to know what are those fun-things that can give a kick start to your day.

  2. Jiri Novotny says:

    Keith: The number one thing I do in the morning is to get dressed and take a super-short speed-walk. I think about my day and the things I want to accomplish, breath deep and stand tall & straight. It really makes a difference! Another fun thing you might do is to get a rebounder and jump, or get a yo-yo or powerball and play with it, etc. Watering plants is another relaxing thing to do, if you can listen to music during it.

    But basically, you can just start the day with the easiest task on your to-do list to get in the pace and feel productive and motivated quickly.

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