I've been thinking about the currently popular phrase, "Netflix and chill". When we bingewatch our favorite shows, it seems intuitive that we surf on tsunamis of dopamine that smash our systems and result in waves of pleasure. Common productivity techniques advise us to organize some sort of reward system - for every three hours of work, watch one episode of your show so that you can come to the conclusion that hard work yields reward.
But I think this technique can be reversed. Work-for-reward insinuates that work can't evolve beyond being a means. I offer that resistance to work can be inverted to make work an end in and of itself.
Instead of ending your work session with a show, start off with it. Pick a show that gets your heart to shadowbox. Shows can stimulate as often as they relax. Stop using Netflix to chill - try using it to get your blood pumping and palms sweating in anticipation for what the future could hold.