I know that feeling as I still have recurring w*rk dreams. But usually, they always end well as sometime during that dream, I realize that I've since retired.
Even a few years since retiring, a few months ago I had that split-second feeling like "I better get off the couch and get ready for w*rk in the morning."
Have you ever seen a headstone with these words
"If only I had spent more time at work" ... from "Busy Man" sung by Billy Ray Cyrus