Pandemic burnout

Watch out for it.

I didn’t know what it felt to get close to burnout until late last week. Lying in bed in the morning I just didn’t want to get out. I wasn’t physically tired, I just felt completely mentally exhausted.

Two things I’ve learned from this.

First, burnout during a pandemic can really creep up on you. You feel like you should have more time (being at home, etc) but in reality you don’t (especially if you have kids). From that perspective it’s very easy to fall into the trap of doing too much! Take my advice, rest when you need to and if possible reduce your working hours. You’ll actually end up being more productive in those shorter hours!

Second, my wife is incredible. I knew this already but now I really know it. I honestly don’t know how she is able to take on all that she has with unwavering patience.

I don’t know where I would be without her.