by 'get into the groove' do you mean desperately try to keep your job while increasingly spiraling remote school kids interrupt you seventeen thousand times during all your zoom meetings to ask for snack and cry about stuff?
I need a snack machine for my kids
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.
i have worn two t shirts on rotation all year and i am quite senior so just a flag that not everyone is heeding this one.
I get up and get dressed in work clothes (more or less- at least my shirts); and put on makeup
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.