I remember canoeing in a storm with our kids. We were out on a day trip and a storm picked up. It seemed like we were paddling but not moving. I spoke out loud, when we get half way, I'm going to grab something from that cooler. In the midst of paddling, and maybe a bit of swearing, my husband pointed to the cooler and the half way land mark on the shore. It wasn't long and we were back at our camp spot. I like to write down a list of rewards. Then every so often, take time to celebrate progress.