Make a Power Hour Habit
I was introduced to this concept while listening to Gretchen Rubin's Happier podcast, and it's brilliant. The idea is that we all have those small, nonurgent tasks that we don't prioritise because there's always something else that seems more important. As these tasks add up, they start to weigh on us.
Gretchen's solution? Power hour. Once a week for one hour, she recommends steadily working to knock out the list of these nonrecurring, unrelated chores that you'd otherwise put off. My last one was dedicated to taking the stickers off all of the new windows that were installed in every room in our house with a razor blade and cleaning solution. For perspective, we moved in six months ago. Some of the stickers were as small as my pinkie and others were as big as my hand, but removing them made it easier to enjoy the view without being reminded of my to-do list.