Probably the number one motivator for any activity is the amount of fun we have doing it. Injecting fun into even the most thankless of tasks will help keep you productive over time. It’s all about how you frame activities in your mind. You can see them as boring, or you can gamify them. Like in a game, set yourself challenges or even invent narratives to amuse yourself (the bomb will detonate if I do not finish this report by midday – best to keep these in your mind though!) Or set up a bit of friendly compe- tition with your colleagues to keep everyone extra motivated. Whatever adds some excitement to your work.