Challenge: can you take five?

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What I’m asking of you is at least 5 minutes of your time -for as many days in a row as you dare to promise.

What do you seriously procrastinate on?

Think of a wish or task that’s always there… That always should be done, but that never gets done. At least not the way it deserves to be done. If you’ve been working with the Pomodoro technique or frogs: you’re probably looking for something that’s worse than a frog, and you didn’t even consider to put on your Pomodori list. Or it was the thing that never got done even though you used those techniques.

It may be an Unfinished Art Project, the Worst Administrative Chore of all times, that closet you can never get out of because you don’t even want to look into it, contacting that long lost friend or family member, something you think is too big to work on.If you join this experiment, you promise to work on this BIG thing at least five minutes a day. You’re allowed to do more, not to do less.

Create accountability

1) Share your THING here with words or a picture.
2) Name your punishment (what you’ll do when you skip a day).
3) Tell us the amount of days that you will do this experiment.
4) Add how you’ll reward yourself if you do reach your planned amount of dates.
5) Smile!

(I’ve copied this exercise from my productivity group on Facebook. You can join the group and post your answers there if you prefer some more privacy than this public space.)

By the way: I wasn’t planning on blogging the exercise, but the first responses on Facebook were so wonderful that I wanted to spread this idea further and wider. You can also do this with a friend or family member as accountability partner. Have fun, and have results!

3 Comments on “Challenge: can you take five?”

  1. I’ve been working on mine like mad so I won’t spend a day without TV, frankly, I’m not even sure I could do it, unless I’m out of the house at night. Getting lots done.

    1. Frog: Finish Oceanus
    2. Punishment: No TV for a day
    3. Deadline: April 1st
    4: Reward – software program I want, I changed it
    5. :0)

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