True confession time; I'm not lazy in most things, but there are tasks I really hate spending time on, that I am required to do so. Lately, particularly for tasks and things that need to happen, but I'd rather spend my day doing something else, I've been trying to adopt the units of time approach and commit to working hard and fast for a certain number of units of time. Then, once that time chunk is done, I cut myself some slack, and give a short respite. At the office it might be hunkering down and spending two units, or an hour, updating and editing a policy manual, but then stop, give myself a stretch and rest break, grab some water, and then dive into another task, or another unit or two of the same task.
At home, I've been trying the same strategy. When I work hard and fast, but for limits of time, I really can get a lot done. Both bathrooms were in need of through cleaning since we left Sunday in a whirlwind, and hopped back to work right away without tidying as we used the rooms. I hate cleaning bathrooms. I've found in one unit of time each, I can get them back to how a normal family's bathroom might be. We are notorious for letting loads of clean clothes pile up unfolded, but in 30 minutes, I can fold, sort and put away 3-4 loads of laundry, improving the aesthetics of my family room quickly.
My bathrooms still have clutter, but gone are the hard water marks in the sinks, the dust bunnies,and the small piles of dirty laundry.
I know, I am a grown up and should just be able to get on with properly managing a household, but I've never been a neat person, and this is a strategy that works for me. If you are curious, here is the clip from the movie I mentioned. I highly recommend you watch the whole movie if you haven't yet.