I'm sure we all have to occasionally work on tasks that we really don't enjoy. Maybe it's doing the books, data-entry or cleaning up at the end of a shift. When faced with these tasks I try to focus on the end result and bear in mind how things will be better when the task is complete. I'm also conscious of how I schedule these tasks, and try to complete them when I'm at my most alert and ready for work. Unfortunately I sometimes dwell on the negative impact of not completing the task and naturally enough this doesn't help. I also frequently put these tasks off to the last minute and then find myself under a lot of pressure to get them done on time. This is counter-productive because it increases my stress levels. How do you get yourself motivated and focused on tasks you don't enjoy?