Life hack: Turn "should" into "could" for dull chores #Life#chores#great-ideas Posted Mar 10 2017 Guest post by Emmy I Knew You Could Do It card from Etsy seller TickTockPress It's really interesting what happens when you turn "should" into "could." It makes even a shitty chore feel more positive. By re-framing a dull task you should do by using "could" it makes you consider what opportunities might hide within. It's like when you anticipate doing something fun, and you end up considering how to make it the most of an enjoyable experience… "I could wash up … listening to my favourite radio show!" "I could walk the dog …. and treat myself to an ice cream on the way home!" "I could take my [dull relative] out … to see that show I've been dying to see." Or even… "I could clean out the cat litter… and the room won't smell! Yay! "Should" is an obligation; "could" is an opportunity. My life is much more enjoyable with my friend "could." More posts about hacking chores: Related Post Gamify your chores for great justice You can game-ify your home, but did you know you can game-ify the way you CLEAN your home? Unlock your inner champion for real-life rewards. Make a giant real life… Read More Related Post Three ways to power up and get the jump on your chore list I used to freaking hate doing the dishes -- to the point where I seriously considered buying new dishes instead of cleaning the ones that have been sitting for way… Read More Related Post Family meetings help my relationship, save me money, and rock my socks I am a terrible housekeeper. I'm also terrible at saving money. And talking about my feelings. And cooking (because I don't plan ahead). And making time for my husband. At… Read More Who else has figured out this little life hack? What dull chores have you turned into opportunities? Emmy Emmy is a proud contributor to Offbeat Home. PREVIOUS The tricks to getting dressed when your gender is ambiguous NEXT Am I a "lazy femme" or not?: The elusive definition of femme Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] OK, just so I'm sure… This isn't me is it? There's another Emmy who posts on here, but I'm having terrible déjà vu about the content. YES! This was an awesome comment you left on a post! We thought it deserved its own spotlight. Because reasons of genius. 😉 Well that's a relief! (amongst a vast maelstrom of other emotions that can generally be summarised as WHUH?! and YAY!) Thanks for confirming I haven't fallen into a glitch in the matrix. I'm very proud to be called a Offbeat Home contributor, thank you! THANK YOU!!! That is exactly the advice I needed. Comments are closed.