Reworking to Getting Things Done/Too Much Time House Cleaning

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Symptom:

It seems like you spend a lot of time housecleaning, time with which you would rather relax or get more interesting things done.

Solution:

Your time is better spent doing other things, so delegate as much housekeeping as possible to your children or hire a housekeeper.

Spend one cleaning session making every effort to be constantly mindfull of what you are doing. Keep a log if you have to. Sit down the next day, do a mental review or look over your notes, and try to discern why it's taking you so long to accomplish this task. (i.e. - it's takes me a long time because I have to have the tv on a "good show" before I can work in a room, then I have to find a new one if that one finishes, so I end up wasting a ton of time switching channels instead of working.) Understanding the problem just might reveal its own solution. (i.e. create a "cleaning" playlist for your ipod and listen to that instead of the TV)

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