I know I'm close to full burnout as I turn down the fourth consultancy request in as many weeks because I simply can't stomach adding to the list of folks that pay me for expertise that they then largely ignore. I know it's all part of the game, but exhaustion makes it raw. #xp
The fun part of burnout is that it robs you of the enthusiasm, creativity, and perseverance that get you through usually. Even minor stumbling blocks knock you on your ass. It presents, to me at least, as depression is often described. #xp
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