People are asking about my productivity strategies, and I want to share one my favorites. I call it “cushions of pleasure.”
When I plan my day, I stick large chunks of time dedicated to stuff that brings me pleasure all over the schedule and then squeeze the necessary but not enjoyable stuff in between. These are the cushions of pleasure which make everything else very bearable.
Plan the fun stuff first and then let everything else mold itself around it. Remember: your goal is to enjoy, rest, take it easy, treat yourself gently.