Why, when scheduling multiple tasks, do we generally choose the "easiest" one first?
It is because "easy" represents the least amount of change. It is not ambiguous. You probably have experience in doing it. It will not take as much critical thinking to do it. You can just, well, DO IT! You are wanting to be productive and you know you can be productive with the easy task, so you go for it. Maybe you are looking for a little confidence and doing what you already know may give that to you versus the harder tasks.
There is a big problem with starting with the "easy"and ending with the "difficult" --
When we still have that difficult thing to go, it's in our head, and it's negative. Whether we think this way or not, we have also told our self - I fear the most difficult things, so I will simply procrastinate.
When we have completed that difficult thing, it may still be in our head but we are done, the thought is positive! Then all of a sudden, something happens in our day - MOMENTUM! We are running downhill, not uphill. We are telling the world (and maybe most importantly yourself) to bring it on. Less fear. Less uphill running (procrastinating.)
So what do you do about this?!
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!
You have 3 chores to get done Saturday morning. Start with the most difficult. End with the easiest.
You have 3 things you must get done at work tomorrow morning. Start with the most difficult. End with the easiest.
PRACTICE wherever you can! See where it can take you. See how you can build your own momentum.