I found this article over on the Crew blog and I think it's helpful. I often set a timer to push myself through dreaded tasks (like unloading the dishwasher!) and I like the idea of batching certain tasks as Joelle Steiniger suggests. Here is an excerpt and a link to the full article. I'd love to hear your comments when you've finished reading it!
3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity
Posted by Joelle Steiniger
You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help but be dissatisfied with what you’ve actually accomplished. Not only that, but you’re exhausted. Your creative juices don’t flow the way the used to and you feel stressed and inadequate. You’re treading water.
I got sick of this pattern. So I changed it.