Get those fists pumping! I am back with a weeknight productivity game. It's pretty low pressure, I promise. You and the couch will be reunited shortly.
Before the framework of “Just F-it” inspired me to fight my chronic evening inertia, I played something I dubbed, “Rock, Paper, Scissors.”
Since I get bored easily, I still mix it up with these two weekday games. They’re similar, yet different too. A girl needs variety. Well, not in mates and other things that matter most, but you get my meaning.
How it works
With this game, you need to complete a challenge in each of the three categories. You know I am an advocate for tiny habits and small wins, so I don’t get overly ambitious. Think practical and doable.
Move a small rock, people. Do a chore that’s a little heavy lifting—something that’s foundational to your household running smoothly. I like to think of this as something I’d have to do on the weekend otherwise.
Put on your personal assistant cap. Take care of an item you would classify as paperwork. I run loose with the rules around here, so digital tasks qualify too, as long as they don’t involve scrolling and surfing. (That rule is for me, “Mindless, party of one.”)
Just cut it out, folks. This one’s about taking on cluttered spaces—chop, chop.
“Actually spending ten minutes clearing off one shelf is better than fantasizing about spending a weekend cleaning out the basement.” ―Gretchen Rubin, "Outer Order, Inner Calm"
What I like about this game:
Do you think I am weirdo? Don’t answer that.
Maybe you don’t need a barrel full of silly tricks and mind games to be more productive. I get that.
But if you’re like me at all, I hope this is even a little helpful. I am always excited when someone tells me they tried one of the Rock Your Chores games.
That’s why I am here, to hack my own habits and hang-ups, and hopefully help others along the way. I am using these games and tips on a daily basis and they’re making my life better and me happier.
Yep, weird, but happy.
P.S. Who else loved Barrel of Monkeys?! Give me a bucket of those bad boys now.
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I am Margie Reece. I am here to help you rock your chores and have some fun doing it.