The fun list

Rank the day’s tasks by how much fun they are. Start with the most boring one and watch how everything gets more enjoyable with every task.
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The fun list

Did your grandmother tell you to start with the boring jobs? Maybe she hoped you would experience what Professor Premack discovered in capuchin monkeys: that an enjoyable task can function as a reward for a boring task. Instead of rewards like coffee, cakes and luxuries, fun activities can work. Is emailing more fun than organizing your finances? Reward yourself by emailing. Is hanging out with your grandmother more fun than working? Reward yourself by spending time with your grandmother.