Eh, halloween is tomorrow, so forgive the title.
Anywho, this is an advice question. I have really stepped back my expectations on my practice, even going as far as reducing the time I spend in meditation at a time so as to slowly work my way up rather than trying to start off at a sprint. This moderation, and slowness, has helped me develop more, I think, because it removes the desire to succeed so quickly. I even believe I may be able to attain brief periods of mindfulness, although I'm not sure my concentration is there yet and I don't know what mindfulness feels like so I have no comparison or way to say.
That said, are there small tricks (or treats!) that one can use to temporarily trick himself back into, or into, mindfulness?