Weekly Journal 28 - Burnout


This is going to be a short entry this week. Over the past several months I have begun feeling tired and run down. As those feelings have continued to increase, I think I have to admit that I am suffering from burnout again.


I have been through this a few different times throughout my career. Usually it is preceded by prolonged periods of working long, intense hours on one or more stressful projects. At work, we have been growing rapidly over the past 18 months, and at times we have struggled to keep up with the things that need to get done. Unfortunately, I have a bit of a blind spot when it comes to my own well-being and I will willingly run myself into the ground in the quest to make things happen. I basically come with two speeds, flat out and sleeping. This sort of pacing is becoming increasingly harder to maintain as I get older, but I still haven’t figure out a better way.

The worst part is once I get to this point, I have no desire to do any work on the computer that I am not being paid to do.

What’s Next?

I honestly don’t know. For the time being I am going to be focusing on resting and exercising more in an effort to get myself back into a better place. I’ll probably so some small computer projects here and there, and hopefully I will do some things at work that are worth blogging about. I plan on continuing my blogging schedule unless something unforeseen happens that will prevent me from doing so.