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I have burned out once in December 2019. It is, to this date, one of the hardest experiences Iโ€™ve ever been through.

[โ€ฆ] burnout happens when we become locked in a cycle of caring about the results of our actions but having no meaningful control over those outcomes.

โ€” Audrey Eschright

Interesting reads about personal experiences with burnout:

This video on the DW Documentary YouTube channel was a really interesting watch: Burnout - When does work start feeling pointless?

  • Someone in the documentary mentions that they were hoping to get hit by a vehicle on their way to work so that they didnโ€™t have to go anymore.
  • Another person mentions the immense pressure they feel to be successful in their job, and that they feel ungrateful being in a well-paid position and complaining about it, knowing that other people have it worse.