February 23, 2011
I bribe myself quite regularly, particularly getting through an onerous task at work. I figure out whatever it is that I’d rather be doing that I can actual do (because knitting at work is not really an option) and then bribe myself to do that bad task with the promise of that fun (relatively speaking) thing. If there’s no fun thing, just other work to be done, I break the bad task into very small increments and alternate regularly with the not-so-bad work. If there’s only the bad task to be done: I do the worst bits about it first.