Way back last Autumn I felt I was lacking motivation in business and other affairs of living. Knowing that most people are unmotivated when comfortable, I devised a ritual to be most uncomfortable.
The details of the ritual are unimportant, the important part of the ritual was a nearly toxic and thus extremely uncomfortable incense. I do not use accelerants or oxidizers in incense, I heat the raw materials in a stainless steel bowl over a candle.
This is my motivation incense:
Squeezed garlic cloves
Fresh dried and crushed red chili pepper
Crushed mustard seed