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Tim Berry on business planning, starting and growing your business, and having a life in the meantime.

Kick the Clutter to Reverse a Bad Day

Bad day? Frustrated?

I’ve found a few times that I can get through one of those days by finding those chores that I put off. You know the ones I mean … paying bills, calling about the insurance, scanning documents, keeping the books, organizing emails … these are all things I know I have to do, but I avoid. Everything else seems more important. clutter

Then one day, when I’m annoyed over something, or fighting inertia, I go straight into that pile of boring and annoying tasks, and whittle it down. I don’t try for the brilliant piece of writing, or the great product idea, or anything excellent. I settle for reducing the pile of the stuff I avoid.

And, strangely enough,that seems to kick me out of the doldrums, and get me going again.