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    Default Is it possible to make any chore fun?

    There are a million things I have to do -- most of them not very complicated -- but all require just a bit of drudgery. I know this is the age-old question for INFPs, but is there a way I can *want* to do them?

    I think it's the studying legislation that's holding me back the most because it's the most boring. Thanks for your comments . . .

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    It's all in your head. I find myself negotiating with...myself...and I have to talk myself into doing things that are boring. It's like you're a salesperson with a pitch.

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    I use the reward system myself - do this for an hour, then you can do something else (or buy myself a little treat etc)

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    NEIN! Chores are for delegating! That's what my legion of monkey butlers are for!

    (I'll gleefully mop the kitchen floor but I hate doing dishes with a mad passion)
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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPiranha View Post
    NEIN! Chores are for delegating! That's what my legion of monkey butlers are for!
    *looks at synarch*

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    Of course there is. Play loud music and dance/sing along. Unless you're trying to motivate your xxxP S.O... in which case xxxJs, do it in your underoos or your birthday suit.

    I... hear... it works.
    "The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things." - Rainer Maria Rilke

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    You can make chores fun.

    The trick is to get someone else to do them while you do something... fun!
    I know a girl, she's one of a kind
    But the poor little thing, she's going out of her mind
    There's something you forgot - there's a reason why she's lost
    Cos baby she don't want to be found

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    I actually might have found the perfect compromise. A task that makes me feel useful while not actually being that useful, one that prepares me for further usefulness:

    Hole punching! And lots of it. I just got the most ridiculous flowery binder to put these notes in. It makes me happy.

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    I'm all for the reward system. But if a certain TV show can make me feel peppy and ready to go no matter what, maybe that can be the preparation for work, rather than the reward.

    (Feeling very xxxP today. Thanks again, all.)

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    Hole-punching is a lost art. You could be the key to reviving it! And paper curling! And tatting! I want to tatt! We could have mounds of lacy doilies!
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