1) Find a way to be around others who are passionate about the work you do.
2) Attend conferences.
3) Ask yourself, "What did I used to really love about this?" Remind yourself why you wanted to do this!
4) Learn something new.
Kathy's ideas give us a clue, I think, to one value of blogging: our own professional well-being. Blogging puts us in touch with other people who care about the things we care about. It also is like a little mini-conference every day, and we can definitely learn something new.
So once again, I thank Kathy for helping me to understand my own field better by talking about hers.