How do you reward or motivate yourself to complete a task or project?

I’m tackling this question in one of my pieces for a forthcoming edition of Harvard Business Review’s Getting the Right Work Done. And I’d love your help.

Maybe you’re the kind of person who takes a five minute break every time you check something off your to-do list.

Maybe you’re the type who saves up for a big reward — like a day at the spa after you wrap a major project.

I’d love to hear your secrets to staying motivated at work, or the way you reward yourself for a job well done. You can leave your thoughts in the comment thread below, tweet them to me (@awsamuel) or drop me an email (alex [at] alexandrasamuel [dot] com).

Thanks in advance for your help!