Incentive to File: The Smile at the Bottom of the Stack

Filing used to be one of my least favorite tasks.  Three things changed that.

  1. I got my filing system in order so that it’s easy to file things.
  2. I’ve gotten in the habit of filing as I go, rather than let the “To File” pile get overwhelmingly big.
  3. When the “To File” tray does get full, I’ve given myself a little something at the bottom to look forward to.  A smiley face note.  It may seem silly, but it works.  I get some positive feedback for emptying the tray- and for keeping it empty!

 

1 comment on “Incentive to File: The Smile at the Bottom of the Stack

  1. It’s amazing how much of a difference something as simple as this can make in my life. Notes of encouragement, even stickers can be a great reward at the end of an un-loved task. So important to remember that we NEVER grow out of responding well to positive feedback. Thanks Amanda!!

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