Is this a joke? I don't have the luxury of getting in a groove, I have to show up and get stuff done regardless of how I may feel about it. My job is not lackadaisical, it's intense all day long, its after 1 am and I'm just now finishing up for the day, and the e-mails will probably start again around 8 am.
That's really hard. What do you do? Do you feel like some of the work is fluff, or is it all 100% important? Is it fulfilling?
@Anonymous Big law partner. Everything is equally important, I triage based on how close the deadline is. Sporadically fulfilling, when I work with a great client or something goes well, but mostly unrelenting, almost unbearable stress, my therapist has total job security.
@Anon OR. I'm a public interest attorney. I chose it in part because I felt that the constant stress and high time demands were not sustainable for me. I feel DH would prefer if I moved to a more lucrative position, but I'm not sure there is a middle ground between what I do and what you describe.
I get up and get dressed in work clothes (more or less- at least my shirts); and put on makeup
At the start of the pandemic, I would wake up before DC and start work. I realized that that schedule was burning me out. Now, I take some time for myself in the morning and I'm overall more productive. Other than that, I would say the advice to get dressed and act as if you're going to work is good advice as well.