I don't want to look forward so much to a vacation because I still spend a great deal of time at work and want to make it as pleasant as possible. I accept there are slumpier days (or weeks) but I want to continue to learn how to deal with slumpier times not just by exploring hobbies or life outside work but by changing the way I think about work.
I appreciate that I have the luxury of enjoying what I do most of the time. I'm extremely grateful for that. Not to mention all the support I get that I see friends in other agencies not getting. I try to and remind myself to be aware of what I have when I get caught up in frustrated moments. Not saying it's always easy. But I keep trying.