Spiking the motivation with sugary treats that tickle my idiosyncrasies along the way has proven a worthwhile mental hack time and time again.
Rationally irrational

Totally agree. A similar line I heard once:

Sometimes it’s okay to spend a day organizing your filing cabinet.

You can’t be 100% productive and 100% impactful all the time. You’re not a robot. You’re not a terminator.