What’s the best way to get into a cold swimming pool? Scream and jump right in. So, if you want to hammer out that project you don’t like, treat it like a cold swimming pool.
First arrange everything the night before you go home. Clear your desk and lay out all the necessary items to complete the project. Make it clear that nobody is to disturb you in the morning.
The next morning go to work an hour earlier than usual. Don’t go through your normal routines. Jump right into the project as you would a cold swimming pool. Why not plan for a “cold swim” in the morning?
Procrastinating a Project? Use the Cold Swimming Poll Technique. Trapper Woods, TickTalk with Trapper Woods, April 6, 2006.