What if you spent the next few minutes fully engaged in the task you need to complete?
Yes, even the one that you are not excited about.
I recently learned about this way of approaching tasks from the Waking Up app in which Sam Harris shares ways of bringing clarity into our daily lives. What I love about this particular tip is that it helped me wake up from going through the day on auto-drive and broke me out of focusing on just getting the task done quickly. It helped me change my perspective and helped me give 100% to the task I was doing. Once I gave it my full attention and effort, I felt like I was in the zone and I was now having fun instead of just getting by.
It’s amazing what a small change in perspective can do for our mindset. The next time you feel like you’re moving on auto through an activity, take a moment to fully commit to the task and give it all by doing the best you can.
I would love to hear how it goes for you. :)