Monday, 4 July 2016

Chore Concentration

The graph above demonstrates my ability to concentrate on chores.  Basically, when I start, I'm on it 100%, firing on all cylinders, taking that task down.

But as time goes on, I start to get distracted.

Some chores are worse than others.  Putting clothes away, or washing up, for example, aren't too bad - I'll play something funny to listen to as I work, and I'm fine (at least until the show ends).  But take a job like tidying a room where a bookcase is.  It's a massive challenge for me to pick a book up, and put it on the bookcase without reading it for half an hour!  Especially if my wife is in a different room, and I can hear her coming so when I know she's about to burst in on me I can pretend that I'm dusting the book or something!

I'd like to say that my lack of concentration is due to my mobile phone, but I think I just like to distract myself :)

You see, I have an ethos of "continuous improvement" when it comes to doing chores.  What this means is that as long as the place is better when I stop than when I started, I'm generally happy.  If I've only ironed half the clothes, well it's better than when they all needed ironing.

I'd love to hear from you what your approach is - are you good at getting everything done?  Or is it a bit of a struggle?  Drop me a line in the comments :)

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