Advice from Joss Whedon

In this interview, I found there was a few things I have in common with Whedon: - To-do lists are a must. Whenever I find I'm not being as productive as I'd like to be I take one look at my life, and, yup-- I've not been making a daily to-do list. I get a lot more done in a day when I get up early and make a to-do list while sipping that first cup of coffee.

- Do the fun stuff first. People are often surprised when I tell them I do this, but I do and it works. I know the norm is to do the hard/boring stuff first, and having got that out of the way, then enjoy the rest as a reward. But I find if I do that, I'll make excuses for getting into the hard/boring stuff and put it off. If I do the fun stuff first, I get buoyed by the progress and nearness of the finish line, and the momentum carries me to the end.

- I reward myself a lot. Chocolate chip cookies. Tea. Squares of dark chocolate. Cranberry juice with lime.

Are you doing any of these things? How do you reward yourself?