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.

  • I got my filing system in order so that it’s easy to file things.
  • I’ve gotten in the habit of filing as I go, rather than let the “To File” pile get overwhelmingly big.
  • 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!
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