with everything she said!
The goal-setting part and being in the office and being forced (
) to interact with people can really help with motivation. I really, really, really hated having to go back in the office every day, but I actually look forward to going to work many days because I get to DO STUFF instead of just wait for my phone to ring and give the same answers to clients that I've been giving for 5 years
I try to balance "fun" work stuff with "boring" work stuff. So, maybe I have to do an OT calendar and schedule everyone for OT saturdays for the next 3 months.
But I make myself do that before I go delving into "ok, mr. smartypants developer, you're wrong and here's why and I'm working on writing this in the nicest, most professional way possible and oh, btw, your boss and the director is cc'd on this email"
Sometimes, you balance your day & have a little fun; sometimes you go in, plow thru the plodding, plodding, omgkillmenow stuff just for the fucking sake of being DONE with that part (I'm looking at you, extended support procedures
). And sometimes, you just decide fuck this shit, I am going to kick ass and take names today and make Word my bitch and then allasuden, it's time to go home