Friday, 25 September 2015

"Successful women do the things they dislike first..."

I recently heard the quote that is the title of this blog post, and it really did stick with me. Although I enjoy my job alot, and there definitely isn't anything I hate at all, there are elements of it that I find easier and less stressful. So last week, I decided to put whoever said these words' idea into practice, and I truly found it so true.


I started with this things I found the hardest/most stressful, then progressed back to the things I enjoyed the most/found the least stressful. Following this simple little rule made me feel so much more productive. By the time I get back to the jobs I really like doing, I've done the ones that I find more challenging which is always such a nice feeling and I think it probably makes me more productive than doing my favourite ones first so I have nothing to look forward to as such.

This is similar to being productive in the home as well, or when blogging. If I do the things I enjoy the least first, I will be excited to finally sit down and watch that TV programme, or write the blog post I had an idea for. It seems to me to be a logical idea, you have the most energy when you first start so you will use less energy on the things you don't necessarily like.

Hopefully this will motivate me so I continue to be more productive in general. It's been working so far so I'm pretty impressed by this! I definitely want to start doing this with blogging - I dislike taking photos because I don't know a huge amount about it so it really frustrates me. By doing it first, I'll have more time and more patience as well to get the photos how I want them to be, rather than leaving it until last minute when I'm flustered and frustrated because I want to schedule the post for the next day.

Likewise, at the weekends when I'm doing mundane jobs like preparing my food for the next day on Sundays, or changing the bed sheets - if these are done first and are out of the way, then I can spend the rest of the day in my pjs reading a book or watching a film without feeling stressed that I have lots to do - always a a good situation to be in.

What do you think of this idea?

12 comments:

  1. Yes I love this and do it too! But my manager used to call it eating the frog, so you get in and eat the frog! It has stuck :) x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. Ooh I like that, very catchy! It makes such a difference having all the stressful jobs out of the way first, I love the method! xxx

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  2. I completely agree with this and try to do it every time I have serious amounts of work to do. Just like in your case it makes me so much more productive!

    I love the layout/design of your blog by the way, it's gorgeous :)

    Bethany | curlyandwordy.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. I didn't really expect it to have such an impact but it's been fantastic! I'm so pleased I listened to this quote when I found it.

      Thank you very much! Serena from Pretty Wild Things did a great job, I'm very pleased with it xx

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  3. This is such a simple but extremely true statement and one I'll be using from tomorrow! xx

    Alice Anne // Annie Writes Beauty

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    1. I agree, I saw it and thought oh why not give it a go, but it's literally changed my life! haha Hope it works as well for you :) XX

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  4. I love this. I try and do it all the time. Once it's out the way it's done. And motivates you that you have done the worst one!

    Amandabootes.co.uk

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    1. It's such a good mantra to do things by! I'm so much more productive when I am mindful of this which is a bonus for me and the others around me! xx

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  5. I really like this mantra! I try really hard to do the things I hate first so I can enjoy the things I really want to do or else I'll be worrying about them in the back of my mind!

    Holly | holbol.co.uk

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    1. Me too! It's definitely a good one to live by, getting the worse things done means you're more relaxed to enjoy everything else! XXX

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  6. Very interesting quote. I'd never heard it before but it definitely holds some serious weight. :)

    S .x http://ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com

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