I know I've mentioned that I recently stepped down from being a Manager at my company and took a position as a Business Process Analyst. This meant that I lost some money, am in a lower bonus band, and went from full time telecommuter to a full time commuting back to the office.
It's been about a month now and all I can say is WOW! I'm much happier, feel more relaxed, and am enjoying working for the first time in several years. I'm not delusional. I know I have both mental health and substance abuse issues. A new job won't change that. But maybe, just maybe, I see that there is still light in the world and being a part of said lighted world is nice.