Isn't the whole dissertation process "too accommodating"???
I, too, took a lot of time off from my dissertation so I know how that gets! :/
I totally agree - at this point - you wouldn't want to take time off from IF treatments to work on the dissertation - especially if you have about 200 pages to go. (And didn't you defend the first three chapters yet?)
A few years ago, I went to this workshop which was actually geared toward tenure(-track) professors who were struggling to write/publish. The whole point of this workshop was to remind them to spend 1/2 hour a day working on this stuff. Half hour times 5 days a week X a week X a month X year - etc. results in a LOT of writing. Even if you write crap - get it down on paper. The next day - depending on how much you've written - either keep writing or go back and edit your stuff.
At this point - you don't want to spend 1/2 hour a day writing. So maybe you can figure out 2 hours a day. Put on your dissertation hat or something and resolve to spend 2 hours writing - whatever it is. And if you don't write - maybe "punish" yourself or take away an incentive you've been looking forward to. For example - if you put in 10 hours a week - you can reward yourself with a manicure or something special. If you don't do it - no manicure.
I am an early riser. I usually got up before DH and did my writing then. That's when I got a LOT done. When do you get the most work done?
(BTW - this philosophy/method worked so well for me that I plan to keep up with this regiment because I have another research project that I want to do!
When I went to NJ for the IVF thing and had to stay a couple of days - my schedule was totally wacky. I brought along all my dissertation stuff and planned to spend a couple of hours each day doing it - but honestly - with DH in the hotel room (and nagging about being bored) - I couldn't get much done. (I also have a full-time job so I had to make sure my stuff was getting done along with the dissertation... ugh!) And that was bad, too - because DH and I ended up fighting about it throughout the trip. When he got in the hotel pool, I felt so guilty about joining him because I didn't have my work done so I ended up not having fun and not getting any work done.
Maybe you could make a plan - write down the X amount of hours you want to work on your dissertation before you go to Mexico. And then when you get there - only bring the basic stuff - just in case you get bored and feel like working on it - but the rest of the time - enjoy yourself.
If you have already analyzed your data - that means you're on your results chapter? Boy - that chapter was BORING for me - just a lot of data to write out - blah blah. It's not hard to write... it's harder to get over the boredom! (LOL)
It's really about time management and pushing yourself even when you're bored with the (d*mn) thing... (LOL)
I also put a poster in my office (which I pass by every time I walk in the house) with the deadlines. That was a constant reminder that I needed to get it done.
Maybe - for right now - resolve to do 2 hours a day...start with that and see where that takes you??
Best of luck...