I recently told you about how I successfully cleaned my home using the power of gratitude and it was fantastic. But here's one more tip I use chez moi when I'm facing a really annoying or hateful task (or if I just can't get in the mood to do what needs doing). I've been doing this one since college.
I have a cleaning theme song.
Yes, it's embarrassing but true. If I'm feeling truly lazy, putting on my particular song can give me the little lift I need to get going. I won't tell you my song because the internet knows enough about my crazy brain as it is, but the idea is to pick a song that's upbeat and already has positive feelings for you and then ride the wave of motivation into the task you need to accomplish.
I figured out this strategy quite by accident when my college housemates and I used to always play the same mix when cleaning up the house after a party. It got to be a habit and made the cleaning SO much more fun. Then we'd treat ourselves and go out for mimosas! Tip #2: rewards!
So there you go, folks. Two tips for the price of one. Try them!