said 1 year, 1 month ago:
@rich-brooks I’m really highly motivated and driven by internals. I don’t generally set up carrots for myself in the sense you are talking about.
However, I do schedule each day with blocks of activities, and I do have several small blocks of time I allocate to fun activities. But I do them every day, not just after completing a task. I’ve found that scheduling blocks of time also lets me shift gears on days when I’m distracted, or when multi-tasking seems impossible.
On a much larger scale, I do reward myself. For example, I promised myself a larger block of time in my art studio every day for the entire week after I finished the bookkeeping so I could do my taxes.