A few days ago, I got a call from the dealership where I purchased my car a few years ago. They asked if I was looking to get a new car, and offered to give me a free appraisal to see what my car's trade-in value might be.
I'm not looking at getting a new car. My car is great and I don't need a new one. But I said yes anyway, and set up an appointment for an appraisal. Why? Because my car is freaking filthy.
I've been travelling a lot lately, and my car has the remnants of each and every trip. There are toll receipts and parking tags littering the floor, granola bar wrappers and empty chip bags cluttering the back seat, and half-dried pens in every compartment.
Making an appointment to get my car appraised gave me a concrete timeline to clean that sucker out. Sometimes, without that external force, that external pressure, I'll procrastinate just a little too much.
With that in mind, I'm trying some new techniques when in comes to work. I've set up calendar alerts in advance that prompt me to do writing or transcribing I may be putting off. So far, it's working!
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go clean out my car.