I have this technique when I know that I have a lot of studying to do. I do my work at a Starbucks. Why? Not because they have relaxing music. Not because it smells like coffee. But because their drinks are just so stupidly expensive, my super cheap self starts to panic. In order to feel like I'm getting my money's worth, I sit there for hours until I get something significant accomplished. Yes, my key to success is making my wallet cry. There's also the justification where the expensive caffeine is just so good, studying is just an excuse to treat myself to one.