Jeffrey Windsor shares a great tip for making it easy to start work in the morning—by always leaving off at a point where it will be easy, intuitive, and interesting to pick things back up. Instead of grinding away until you're drained and out of enthusiasm, quit while you're on a roll.
This is a very good idea. That way when you come back to work the next day there is something that can be wrapped up right away. Then once you got that done doing something else (productive) doesn't sound that bad to do.
This is a good alternative, to my, 'i'll just read the newspaper, and then check my email, and then stare at my desk.' way i normally start the day. :)