Once you realize that tier 2 activities are supportive of tier 1, then the former will seem less onerous. So I always resist cleaning, but if I can think of it as something that will create a conducive environment for productive work- / love- / music- making, then cleaning seems more valuable.
I continue with life hack #1, which is to do something life-changing or impactful every day. I've cleaned my home office and started on the office here on campus and the bedroom. I'm continuing to aim to complete a major article / chapter / proposal every month. I have one planned for Dec.
Also, interviewed (with my own department) to be Chair. I will need to institute some hacks if I am chosen for this position.