I just made a mental breakthrough about work.
When I first started this job, I loved it. I looked forward to being here everyday, because I was busy but not overwhelmed. Then the powers-that-be decided none of us was efficient enough, and we weren't smart enough to figure out how to be more efficient on our own. So they paid a consultant HUGE dollars to figure it out for us.
The result? Certain areas became more efficient and streamlined. Meanwhile, more work was created in other areas.
Newton's Third Law of Motion states, For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
It's all about balance. You can't lighten the scales on one side without weighing down the other, and my side is carrying all the weight.