One aspect of orange magic concerns trickery. We may from time to time find benefits in tricking ourselves. Sometimes I do this by turning the ‘obvious’ on its head.
For example, a few years back I noticed that when doing the dishes I tended to prioritise doing the things I was most likely to need. This had the unfortunate consequence that items I didn’t use very often tended to get left unwashed for weeks, as I’d do most of the dishes and then get tired and think, “I’m not going to need these.”
So to overcome this problem I decided to reverse the priorities. For the last few years I’ve prioritised doing the dishes that I’m least likely to need. In this way they get washed and put away, and if I get tired before the end, the dishes left over are likely to be things I’ll need soon. Which means I’m pretty muched forced to come back to them soon even if I don’t get them done at the time.
This trick appears to be working for me. Your own mileage may vary. I’m not sharing this because I think its of universal application, but rather because it may help you think about other tricks you might use on yourself to help yourself achieve better results in tasks you find difficult…