How to do everyday tasks and stop getting distracted + examples!

What are low-priority tasks?

All people experience problems doing household tasks. When humans grow up, they have to do the everyday chores. The simple tasks. The boring stuff.

For example: doing dishes or making your bed. Many people have problems starting simple, daily tasks and chores.

These low-priority tasks have to get done, but not within a certain timeframe. So how to do boring, simple tasks?

Procrastinating on simple tasks is normal. But you can start doing your everyday tasks with more ease and fun. Minimize downtime between tasks and increase productivity.

How to get everday tasks done?

Almost all people have problems doing simple, everyday tasks.

So how to get your simple, everyday, boring tasks done faster and with more fun?

  1. Take paper or open the app
  2. List the everyday tasks you have trouble starting or completing on.
  3. Roll a dice
  4. Go!

For example imagine I have the following tasks:

    1. Email
    2. Laundry
    3. Dishes
    4. Write report
    5. Tidy desk
    6. Take out trash

I throw a 2 so I count down the list. I land on Laundry. I then roll again or go to the next one, which is “Dishes”. I start working that one and roll again when I have completed one of the tasks.

At last, it’s often fun to put a small reward on one of your numbers. As you might know, it’s important that you reward yourself when completing or finishing everyday tasks.


Examples of everyday tasks and chores

How to do…

  • Dishes
  • Clearing to Neutral
  • Make up bed
  • Brushing floor
  • Clean up desktop, or (online) storage
  • Emailing
  • Packing things.
  • Do some body excersises
  • Take out trash
  • Hook up with a friend or colleague
  • Throw away overdue food
  • Brush teeth
  • Administrative stuff
  • Getting Zero-Inbox.
  • Clean anything
  • Groceries
  • Spent 15 minutes to a hobby
  • Listen to a podcast
  • Rearrange things.

If you know more examples, let us know!