1. Feed all of the animals. No one can possibly work with furry little faces waiting to be fed :(
2. Clean up the kitchen (can't work with the breakfast mess staring you in the face either).
3. Have a lovely soak in the tub - my personal indulgence of choice. You can substitute something else here as long as it doesn't take more than an hour ;) Maybe a manicure, or some online shopping? It doesn't matter, the point is, you don't want to go into this task feeling deprived, do you?
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4. Make the bed and straighten up your room. Everyone knows clutter is distracting.
5. Light a scented candle.
Now you have no more excuses to procrastinate! Make it as enjoyable as possible, I say. And last, but not least, chocolate makes everything more pleasant!