I’m in the middle of grading final projects and exams and completely tuckered out. And yet, I have to keep chugging.
I tend to work best when I set myself a reward like, “after grading each problem for all exams, I can watch a 4 min youtube video or read a part of a book chapter”. If the procrasinatory mood is right, I might be able to “reward” myself with less pleasant things like switching out the laundry or loading the dishwasher.
How do you keep yourself going when the grading gets rough? Non-academics, how do you motivate yourself to do long repetitive boring tasks that are frequently disappointing?