You heard me; my neighbor came to my house so I could clean my fridge.
You may be wondering What incredibly persuasive skills I used to entice her to my house.
She is a kind, generous person whom I like and trust wholeheartedly. However, we also need help finding a time of day to get together because of life's busy schedules. So I asked if she'd like to visit one day while I cleaned my fridge. She said yes, and I found a body double who would help me start a project I had been putting off for over three months.
This underused strategy, called body doubling, is a powerful way to accomplish boring and mundane tasks if you need more motivation or more time on tedious tasks. Let me tell you what it is and is not.
So, remember, the next time you procrastinate on an item you need to accomplish but can't seem to get done, place your body double out there. You need to find them!
DeShawn Wert teaches intelligent, motivated professionals how to get stuff done so they CAN relax and enjoy the fruits of their labor! Let's explore how you do your best work together. An Ericson-trained life coach and JTS Coaching-trained ADHD coach, DeShawn is a member of good standing in the ADHD Coaches Organization. She's contributed to several books on living with ADHD, including Dr. Dale Archer's book, The ADHD Advantage, and Laurie Dupar's series called More Ways to Succeed with ADHD.