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Photo: eamesBot (Shutterstock) Even if you genuinely love your job, there will always be aspects of it that you dread more than others—whether it’s responding to a certain category of emails, returning phone calls, or logging expenses. Maybe you knock those all out in the morning, or have some other system. Or maybe you put them off until you can’t anymore, and then have to scramble to get everything done. Either way, Michael Thompson, a writer and career coach, says that there’s a better way: Scheduling a designated “hate day,” when you do all the tasks you really hate. In an article first published on Medium and then syndicated on Business Insider , he walks us through how a “hate day” works, and why it can make your whole week better, and more productive. Here’s what to know. How to schedule a ‘hate day’ In the article, Thompson describes a hate day as “a day each week when I lump together all the tasks that steal my energy to knock them out in one long, extended punch.” When he mentioned this system to a friend of his from Munich, Thompson learned that there’s a German term for this (of course), called a “Kleinscheiss Tag”—or, “little shit day.” Part of the appeal of the Kleinscheiss Tag, at least for Thompson, is that it allows him to quickly filter annoying tasks and requests as they come in throughout the week. Yes, that may sound like he’s putting them off, but in […]