This article is a year old, but I just finished up reading a newly-released audio book (or is it a podcast? or chaptered interview series? I dunno.) where the author interviews a number of people who have experienced the kind of burnout she deftly describes in her article.
This article hit home for me for sure. She talks about her own experience with burnout, and once followed a philosophy of “Everything that’s good is bad, everything that’s bad is good.” Which means that any time she spent enjoying leisure activities meant that she was neglecting her work and wasn’t being productive.
I’m still in the process of rewiring my brain away from this terrible mindset. I blame New York City, where it was All Work All The Time. It’s a hard thing to shake.