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You have two unrelated tasks that need doing. Do you tackle the harder one first, or the easier one first?

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eenie
12/10/12 8:15 pm

Definitely complete the more challenging task first, that then alleviates my stress so that I can breeze thru the easier one. Like eating the worst thing on your plate first; just get it over with.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
12/08/12 7:16 am

That won't work in the long run. Find the courage to embrace life and live it. Live it well. I can see it within you.

Classified
12/04/12 2:30 pm

Ah, I like to do my easier tasks first and get them out of the way. In some ways it preps my mind for the larger job of focusing on the difficult task.

babyboomer1 The flatulance express
12/04/12 7:45 am

I've always done the harder tasks first and with diligence so as to put them behind me.

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beso Arizona
12/03/12 11:59 pm

When my daily tasks start out easy and become more difficult, I tend to feel little to NO gratification. How can I feel as though I've conquered anything by ending my day with the crappiest of tasks? Seems counter productive to me. Golly!

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dnla
12/03/12 4:24 pm

Easier. It's one less thing to do and one less thing to remember to do.

charles02 Charleston,SC
12/03/12 3:23 pm

Call me the king of procrastination i get niether done until the day of

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SaintAnger sumkindamonster
12/03/12 1:13 pm

I always prefer getting the harder on done first, but I normally build momentum with easy tasks and finish the big one last.

timeout Boston Strong
12/03/12 12:49 pm

I'm the biggest procrastinator but once I start a project I stay with it till its done. The rule of thumb is do the harder one first.

Weave77 Indianapolis
12/03/12 12:04 pm

@wedaslaves
Remove "mom" and insert "grandma or fiancée" and your statement will be pretty accurate.

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CommonCent
12/03/12 11:56 am

Liberals attack neither.
They blame it on someone else, and vilify those who would come to their rescue, then cry when their rescuer didn't do enough.

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MrWolfe Nashville
12/03/12 11:38 am

Procrastinators of the world, unite!! (Tomorrow)

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
12/03/12 11:30 am

That only works if your mom does them for you.

gonzoboy Arizona
12/03/12 10:34 am

Then, you make your $5 back as soon as you find Injun Joe's treasure!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/03/12 9:14 am

Related tasks, easy one first as a warm-up. Unrelated tasks, hard one first to get it over with, then coast through the easy one.

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
12/03/12 9:10 am

get the harder one over with..the easy one will get done quicker

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Weave77 Indianapolis
12/03/12 8:22 am

Neither. I go take a nap and hope the two tasks magically go away...

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CSGraham
12/03/12 6:41 am

Easier first that way when you finish the harder one, you're done and don't have to worry about anything else. If you save the easier one for last, you might find yourself frustrated from the energy/time spent on the harder task, that the easier task suddenly becomes more difficult.

blockfisher Clinton, CT
12/03/12 6:20 am

It depends on what the benefit of each is. I do tasks based on their importance not their difficulty.

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gonzoboy Arizona
12/03/12 5:23 am

The harder task, first every time.

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canecorso Las Vegas Nv
12/03/12 3:01 am

I go by time. I'm a little OCD so I have to start the task that will take the longest first. I can turn a task that was supposed to take an hour into several hours, but it will be perfect!

JackTorS Clap you stupid bastards
12/03/12 2:18 am

Easy one first, then pay someone five bucks to do the harder one, and then claim you did them both.

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Isomax TIC TOC
12/03/12 1:31 am

it would really depend on if I was doing it for me or someone else. If it were for me I would do the harder one first. Someone else will want to see some progress quickly. So for them I would do the easy one first.

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Liberatheist Mustafar
12/03/12 12:42 am

It depends, if the harder one seems more fun to do I'll do that first but if the easier one seems more fun I'll do that first.

Bolide
12/03/12 12:20 am

Easier one, so when I eventually give up, I can say "at least I did something."

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bella84 Dallas, TX
12/02/12 11:55 pm

In reality it doesn't matter cause I'll get distracted and forget what it was I was doing anyway.

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
12/02/12 10:32 pm

I chose harder one, but I would probably just start the harder one first; then start the easier one , then go back and forth until they are both done. I would probably start a couple more tasks along the way too. It's just the way I work.

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susanr Colorado
12/02/12 10:22 pm

Really depends on the nature of the two tasks, any deadline issues, and my
mood. Sometimes the easier one, to get in "working" mode. Sometimes the harder one, to get it out of the way.

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EarlyBird Portland
12/02/12 10:12 pm

The easier one warms me up for the more difficult one.

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bs75758 Michigan
12/02/12 9:59 pm

Get the easy one out of the way.

GoldenRay On SSBB
12/02/12 9:58 pm

I'll do the easy task when I'm tired/bored and the hard task as late as possible.

cbbfle Nashville, TN
12/02/12 9:57 pm

I weigh more by time/importance/deadline.

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BlackBenz Northwest Arkansas
12/02/12 9:57 pm

I get motivation out of accomplishing a larger number of tasks, then I have some momentum and tackle the bigger ones later.

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dancestar8 Pennsylvania
12/02/12 9:40 pm

Considering I'm the biggest procrastinator ever....easier first.

BandNerd Moderately Absolute
12/02/12 9:29 pm

I never finish anyth-

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peacefullife Land of Moss
12/02/12 9:26 pm

I tend towards less and more fun, not degree of difficulty.

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kateXcore Dark side of the moon
12/02/12 8:59 pm

I said harder, but it really depends on my mood and what the tasks are.

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munkey? SilentMunkey
12/02/12 8:56 pm

Harder. The easy one will require less energy or thought. The harder one could be harder after the easy task is done.

It really depends on the tasks... =)

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alfy21
12/02/12 8:55 pm

You cut the small problems and the big ones will follow

sydwel
12/02/12 8:39 pm

Easier ...To get it out of the way so I can focus on the other task.

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Sakura-chan Reading and Writing.
12/02/12 8:39 pm

School? WHO NEEDS NO SCHOOL //hides homework//

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Sakura-chan Reading and Writing.
12/02/12 8:38 pm

When I don't procrastinate, harder first.

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FollowYourBliss Never Happy, Ever After
12/02/12 8:26 pm

Easier, to help me gain the confidence and motivation to do the harder one.

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
12/02/12 8:25 pm

Leaving the easy junk tasks for the afternoon, when you are tired, is generally recommended in management training.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/02/12 8:25 pm

I'm far too good at putting off tasks.