How I Quit Burnout issue #34 (Get it in your inbox next Tuesday)
In the run-up to my peak burnout, I spent many evenings parked on the couch with my phone in hand responding to messages. And then I’d get up first thing in the morning and pick up right where I left off. I figured I may as well respond so I didn’t get behind. Plus, I saw leaders I admired responding at all hours so I figured it was the thing to do.
It started to impact my sleep since my brain was engaged and spinning on work problems up until I went to bed. I never gave myself space to disconnect from the day and calm down before bed.