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It’s strange how I’ll do a VAT return or clean the coffee machine when there’s a more important task that I should be working on.

If, like me, you sometimes struggle to tackle a task that’s been lingering on your to-do list for a while, this productivity tip* may help :

I can do this. Or I can do nothing.

Allow yourself not to do the task. But.. don’t allow yourself to do anything else instead.

Do the task. Or do nothing. It’s your decision.

Is it ironic that this tip is helping me write this article right now?

* If I remember the source, I’ll update the article to give them credit.