Things that can be done at any time are frequently left undone.
This sentence could pretty much have summed up my life recently. I'm at home most of the time so I rarely have pressure to get things done at a certain time, I can come and go as I please, but for someone like me that can be a recipe for disaster.
A little while ago I started having a Thursday power hour, in my case it's a power morning but hour sounds better due to rhyming, I don't think it rhymes when Dan says it but it does when I do. Plus, he'd never saying a phrase like that unless he was mocking me. In my house a power hour isn't the drinking game, although it does sound like fun, but the Gretchen Rubin idea to take one hour per week to do all those little tasks that never seem to make it to the top of the to-do list. I love it. For naturally organised people it's probably not a big deal, for me whose natural state is to be all over the show it's great.
It's also the day I've chosen to not exercise so it's great to have an active day planned, I also choose Thursdays to be the day I have things delivered, make appointments and plan anything that needs to be planned. It gets things out of the way all in one go. The extra added bonus of this is that when I am waiting in for a delivery, workman or whatever I don't get that feeling that I'm just hanging around, waiting, but even waiting isn't all that bad anymore with tracking and receiving a text telling me my one-hour slot.
The kind of things I do include - minor repairs or DIY jobs (touching up paint, sticking things back together, finally replacing that whatever that's been hanging around for months), garden stuff such as dividing plants, moving things around, any paperwork, phonecalls or important emails (not that I have much of that), snipping herbs and actually getting them into the freezer before they're beyond. That kind of thing, alone these things aren't very much at all, but when they're done life is just better.