In the early years of my coaching practice, I heard about the idea of the Yuck Bucket. It’s an imaginary bucket into which you put all the tasks and things in your life that you really don’t enjoy doing and are always procrastinating about. Then you figure out a way to avoid doing it ever again or at least most of the time..
Although this is a simple idea, both my clients and I have greatly profited from this idea. It’s made our lives a lot more fulfilling, and focused on doing what we really love.
So how do you go about getting rid of these dreaded tasks? The best thing is to find somebody who strangely enough actually likes to do this kind of work! Curiously, however hard it is for you to understand, there are people in this world that just love doing the kind of work you loathe.
Let me emphasize this again, somebody else is actually tickled pink doing the things you detest. “Somebody loves the work I detest.” Repeat this mantra, until you’ve released all attachment to doing such tasks.
These strange people, who love the work you hate, are prime candidates to regularly help you empty your Yuck Bucket. The tasks will get done, and here’s the good news, your Yuck Bucket Caretaker will probably get it done a lot faster and better than you.
You can either pay them, or do some kind of exchange if cash is a problem. There’s a good possibility they actually hate doing the things you love. So you can both help each other empty your respective yuck buckets.
Even if you are paying them, you’ll find it’s more than worth it. In the end you save both time, energy and money. Try it and make the calculations yourself!
Okay, it may not be the road to true happiness. But it sure saves your from a lot of aggravation, and who needs more of that!