I hate talking on the phone. I would so much rather email. I have to call all these people today, and it is driving me crazy. I have to incentivize between each call because it is so painful for me.
I have always been a fan of passive modes of communication. Those of you who know me well know that I love stationery and I love to write letters and emails. I always have stamps in my wallet. I try to send birthday and Christmas cards. I want to cry when I think about the USPS going bankrupt. I love mail, even though I get nothing of value in my mail. Because I am the only human who loves mail, and I don’t get invited to weddings very often.
As far as active modes of communication, I vastly prefer face to face meetings. In fact, my ideal business interaction is to communicate through email to bring about a face-to-face meeting. (This is also my ideal personal interaction. Seriously.)
How do you all motivate yourselves to accomplish those tasks that you find really draining? Not complex, long-term projects, but the day-to-day stuff?
Candy? A walk outside? A snack? A few minutes online? All of the above?