According to this, a hate day is…
…a day each week when I lump together all the tasks that steal my energy to knock them out in one long, extended punch.
So if you have a pile of things you have putting off, that might be a way to do them. Now not only will you get them done, but you won’t be thinking about them all the time.
Some additional thoughts:
- if a day seems too much, pick a part of the day you think is best. Even an afternoon can be good.
- if you don’t get them all done, you still got some done. Remember that.
- treat yourself afterwards if you can. Hey you did a hard thing!
- give yourself a lot of credit for getting the hard things done. You should be proud!
P.S. Yes, there is a German word for it. According to the piece, it is called a “Kleinscheiss Tag”—or, “little shit day.”