For me, breaking a big sink of dishes (and often the counter, as well) into smaller one-sponge increments makes the task seem less daunting. I can fit in a few dishes while I wait for my tea to brew and another few when I need a break from staring at the computer. Knowing that my time standing at the sink is limited lessens some of the psychological hurdle of getting there in the first place.
I've also found that I can wash a surprising number of dishes with just one sponge! Bonus!
What tricks do you have for getting yourself to do the dishes?
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