Cleaning the bathroom takes so much effort in me that whenever I do it, I can't do anything else afterwards. It's not only because it needs physical exertion, it's largely because I hate doing it. And doing something you hate can tire you more than it physically would if you like doing it.
Things changed in the latter part of 2012. I still don't like cleaning the bathroom but it's easier now.
I read a series of posts somewhere in Small Notebook and if I remember right, Rachel, the author, has big home projects and she progresses with them by doing one small thing every week. Taken individually, the small efforts weren't effortful at all, but overtime every little thing added up.
I got inspired by what she's able to accomplish and I tried to apply the theory by doing this every alternate week:
Monday: Clean the bathroom floor.
Tuesday: Clean one bathroom wall.
Wednesday: Clean one bathroom wall.
Thursday: Clean one bathroom wall.
Friday: Clean one bathroom wall.
Saturday: Clean the toilet.
Sunday: Clean the sink.
Each task takes less than 5 minutes to complete and I do it before I take a shower in the morning. Since I'm able to sustain the activity, less effort was required for the succeeding weeks because there's not much to clean anymore.
E must be wondering how and when I do it.
Now where should I apply this trick next...?